#MABT2018 is a 8000 km long March against Bride trafficking and early forced marriage. Route of the March will follow the route used by Traffickers for trafficking girls not only from Indian states but also from Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh which covers more than 60% of Trafficking happening in India, the route covers Indian States of ASSAM, WEST BENGAL, JHARKHAND, BIHAR, UTTAR PRADESH RAJASTHAN HARYANA, DELHI, PUNJAB and HIMACHAL PRADESH. Download Day Reports here
Networking with various service providers or individual volunteers along the route used by Traffickers for trafficking girls not only from Indian states but also from Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This route is responsible for more than 60% of Trafficking happening in India. The aim would be to set up a support mechanism throughout the route of trafficking.
To promote, explore and enrich possibilities of Repatriation and Rehabilitation of victims within communities.
The March Against Bride trafficking is a moderate conceptualization of a traditional Indian social change mechanism. It is based on Raja Ram Mohan Rai’s movement for promotion of women's rights. The March will ensure four pillars of social behavior enhancement:
Mobilization: The March will disseminate information and sensitization to mobilize the people in general against the social evils and discrimination.
Engagement: The March will engage local people in activities so they can feel the suffering and learn about the broader impact of discrimination.
Organization: The March will form local ad-hoc committees to organize and provide a stage for concerned people.
Initiation: The March will encourage local initiatives and actions at grassroots levels to achieve a common goal.
ASSAM, WEST BENGAL, JHARKHAND, BIHAR, UTTAR PRADESH RAJASTHAN HARYANA, DELHI, PUNJAB and HIMACHAL PRADESH
A caravan of activists will start a March from Diphu of Karbi Anlong District of Assam and would culminate in Shimla. The marchers will organize public meetings in bazaar-haats and seminars with School and College going students in the institution premises. The March will cover at least 8000 odd kilometers in 10 states, more than 1000 high schools, more than 100 colleges and other institutions and last but not the least 2000 bazaar and hats. Mentioned underneath are the various activities that will be carried out during the course of the March:
Audio-visual presentations to spread awareness among the communities and students (the vulnerable age group for trafficking)
Public meetings for formation of youth committees in areas to combat child marriages and bride trafficking.
Oath ceremony- Let the girl be a girl, not a bride.
Route study to understand the magnitude of exploitation of girls in the areas.
Talks along the route to understand the working patterns of traffickers and understand strategies to combat trafficking.
Facilitation of social workers in rural areas.
Training, networking and talks with Organisations.