Rights of chidren & women in Tea Estate The Child Rights Situational Analysis carried out by Save the Children in 2016 in seven districts of Assam reveals the enormity of child labour in the tea industry involving the functions of plucking, weeding, hoeing, and nursery work. Majority of the children in the working group were reported to have dropped out from the school. The proportion was found to be significantly higher when compared with non-working children. The study further captures that the majority of children started working at the age of 12-14 years due to economic condition of the family. Three-fourth of the respondents reported their family income to be below INR 6000 per month. Amongst them, 28% reported their family income below INR 3000. We aspire a society where ‘violence against children is no longer tolerated’. As a step towards this, we aim to reduce the number of the children involved in harmful work. Thus, the current project will raise voices against violations of rights and deprivations of children and women engaged in the tea industry to create a mass movement and bring in positive changes in the scenario. Strategy of intervention Community participation and ownership: SEWA has been engaged in strengthening the community based processes and mechanism for child protection through involvement of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), adolescents girls’ group, women members, government representatives, unions, associations, educational institutions and tea gardens management for the last several years. Advocacy and multi-stakeholder approach: This strategy would focus on advocacy and mass awareness generation by involving the line department, tea gardens management, tea associations, multi-stakeholders groups, CSOs, corporates, SMEs, unions and community people throughout the state. Considering the momentum gained so far, the current project will focus on bringing together the multi stakeholders groups under an umbrella and initiate fact finding research study to create awareness and advocacy in larger scale in near future.