According to the new global estimates by ILO and UNICEF, at the start of 2020 , 160 million children or 9.6 % of children worldwide were in child labour. 89.3 million were children aged 5 to 11; 79 million were in hazardous work.
“In the Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. In order to do so, they frequently leave their own children behind, before throwing themselves into the unknown”
Reportage on our last “Expressions of Humanity” event.
« On parle beaucoup de la Méditerranée, parce qu’il y a beaucoup de morts, ici il n’y en a pas assez de morts, mais un est trop” said Pierre-Yves Doré, an activist in Briançon, frontier commune in southeastern France.
On the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, we should focus on the ‘harm’ to children at work and go beyond the mere ‘elimination of child labour’ discourse. In her thought-provoking piece Yuki Fujita says why.
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