According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), there are approximately 152 million working children in the world, 72 million of whom are doing dangerous work. As the coronavirus pandemic is likely to push the world into recession, these children are now at risk of finding themselves in even more difficult circumstances and working longer. The World Day against Child Labour, which is celebrated every year on the 12th. The celebration of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will take place on 6 June, aims to promote a worldwide movement against child labor in all its forms. This year’s theme focuses on the urgent need to protect children from child labour, especially in the world of Kovid-19.
The theme of the World Day against Child Labour 2020 is Kovid-19 : Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!
World Day Against Child Labour 2020 is dedicated to the impact of the crisis on child labour. The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic shock and labour market disruption have affected the lives of millions of people, often with children. According to the United Nations, the crisis in Kovida has forced 19,000 vulnerable children to work. This year, a virtual campaign will be conducted with the Global March Against Child Labour and the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA).
According to the United Nations, the Covida 19 crisis has forced thousands of vulnerable children to work. Photo: Closure
Child labor in India: The effect of coronavirus blockade on poor children.
The 26th. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Maudie on April 4, Nobel Prize winner and child rights activist Kaylash Satyarhi called on his government to save child workers. Emergencies require emergency procedures… I firmly believe that this measure is the only remaining option to save the lives of children trapped in slavery and child labor throughout the country, Satiarchi writes, after a young girl trapped in the coronavirus room died of exhaustion and returned to her village.
According to the latest count, there are more than 10 million working children in India, many of whom are kept in their jobs by their employers. Television images often showed the extent of the suffering of these children. Among the migrant workers there are many children who return to their villages with little money or food.
According to the latest census, there are more than 10 million working children in India, many of whom are kept at work by their employers. Photo: Closure
About the World Day against Child Labour
The World Day against Child Labour was first declared in 2002 to raise public awareness and prevent child labour. The ILO, the UN body that deals with labour issues around the world, has established the World Day Against Child Labour to raise awareness about child labour and to join forces to combat it. The day brings together governments, local authorities, civil society and international organisations, workers and employers to raise awareness of the problem of child labour and to draw up guidelines for supporting working workers. According to the ILO, hundreds of millions of girls and boys around the world are involved in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, recreation and fundamental freedoms, thus violating their rights. More than half of these children have the worst forms of child labour. These worst forms of child labour include work in dangerous conditions, slavery or other forms of forced labour, illegal activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, and participation in armed conflicts.
According to the ILO, hundreds of millions of girls and boys around the world perform work that deprives them of adequate education and health care. Photo: Closure
World day against child labour
2020 : Covid-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!
2019 : Children shouldn’t be working on the field, they should be working on dreams!
2018 : A safe and healthy generation
2017 : Protecting children from child labour in conflicts and natural disasters
2016 : Ending child labour in the supply chain is everyone’s business!
2015 : NO against child labour – YES against quality education!
2014 : Strengthening social protection: the fight against child labour!
2013 : No child labour in the household.
2012 : Human rights and social justice… Let’s put an end to child labor…
2011 : Look out! Look out! Children in dangerous professions
2010 : Go to your destination… …put an end to child labor.
2009 : Give the girls a chance: Cessation of child labour
2008 : Education: The right answer to child labour
2007 : Child labour and agriculture
2006 : The end of child labour: Together we can do it!
2005 : It’s too much of a burden: Child labour in the mines
2004 : Behind closed doors: Domestic work for children
2003 : Children’s trade
2002 : A future without child labour