Today there are around 215 million children throughout the world working, many full-time (International Labour Organisation website). Working can rob them of their childhood, health, and education, and can leave them vulnerable to hazardous environments, slavery, drug trafficking and prostitution. On 12 June 2012 we celebrate World Day Against Child Labour and learn about some amazing organisations working to eradicate child labour around the world.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has just released a report on progress being made by member states on the application of ILO conventions and recommendations which highlights that there is still much work to be done. To read the report click here.
Read Shohel’s story and learn how the Centre for Services and Information on Disability helped him go from being a factory worker to being the President of his Student Council.
Read a story from one of Nepal GoodWeave Foundation’s beneficiaries, showing the long term impact of their work against child labour.
Read Abraham’s story and find out how Afrikids helped to get him back into education after he had been working in the mines.