World Day against Child Labor

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The World Day against Child Labor 2020 focuses on the impact of Covid-19 crisis on child labor. The Covid-19 health pandemic and the resulting economic and labor market shocks are having a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Unfortunately, children are often the first to suffer. The crisis can push millions of vulnerable children into child labor. Already, there are an estimated 152 million children working as child labor worldwide, 72 million of them in hazardous work. These children are now at greater risk of facing circumstances that are even more difficult having longer working hours. This year, the World Day has been conducted as a virtual campaign organized jointly with the Global March Against Child Labor and the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labor in Agriculture (IPCCLA)

 

The children of the KKF Shelter House observed the World Day against Child Labor on 12th June 2020. Mentors and staffs of the House shared the impact of child labor on children and society. Awareness and motivational speeches were presented. There are few resident children who were earlier involved in hazardous activities. They also shared their experiences with other children and staff.

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