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.
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.
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
Ciné Onu: 9 November at 7 pm: screening of “Cecilia” a film by Pankaj Johar, followed by an interactive panel discussion. To raise awareness of child trafficking and children’s rights.
As well-informed citizens, consumers, customers, we can play a role in fighting human trafficking and slavery, both through our individual choices and actions, and through collective initiatives and campaigns.