CHILD RIGHTS ADVOCACY 

2021 WAS THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR FOR THE ELIMINATION OF 
CHILD LABOUR

But it did not end in 2021, this was just the beginning of a great campaign against child labour and how we can find ways to eliminate it. GPLT has joined the international community in calling for an end to child labour and all its forms, and we are doing so until no child is left working while they are supposed to be in school.

 

GPLT carries advocacy actions to ensure that children are protected and their rights are considered in government laws, policies, budgets and programmes. This is done through, child rights education in communities and schools, through life and livelihood skills education and other outreach programmes for out-of-school children.

One area we are putting our effort into from 2021 to 2025 is child labour, although child labour has decreased by 38% in the last decade, 152 million children are still in child labour.

GPLT believes it's time to accelerate the pace of progress. It’s time to inspire legislative and practical actions to eliminate child labour for good.

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What is Child Labour 

CHILD LABOUR IS WORK THAT DEPRIVES CHILDREN OF THEIR CHILDHOOD, THEIR POTENTIAL, AND THEIR DIGNITY.

It harms children mentally, physically, socially, and morally. It interferes with their schooling, preventing them from attending or concentrating. It may involve them being enslaved, separated from their families, and exposed to serious hazards and illnesses.

Almost half of the child labour happens in Africa (72 million children), followed by Asia and the Pacific (62 million). 70% of children in child labour work in agriculture, mainly in subsistence and commercial farming and herding livestock. It's time that you and I put our efforts to eliminate child labour and all its forms, 

Donate to our efforts and help us put an end to this social illness.

Read more from UNICEF

 The theme of World Day Against child Labor 2021?

World Day Against Child Labour 2021: The theme this year is 'Act Now, End Child Labour' World Day Against Child Labour is observed on 12 June every year around the world. The day aims to spread awareness about the illegal practice of child labour that still prevails.

There is no place for child labour in society.

Throughout its 100-year history, the ILO has been working to regulate child labour. One of the first ILO international treaties was in 1919 and set to limit the minimum working age to 14 years old (Convention No 5). Over the next few decades, the ILO worked to abolish child labour, with mixed results. It took the ILO almost 55 years to mark its next big success in their fight against child labour.

Child Labor & Children - Support our work

Our goal is to eliminate child labour and make sure children get access to education. Be a part of our journey - read more about our projects or make a donation on our website. 

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Child labour rises to 160 million

World Day Against Child Labour on 12th June – warns that progress to end child labour has stalled for the first time in 20 years, reversing the previous downward trend that saw child labour fall by 94 million between 2000 and 2016.

The number of children aged 5 to 17 years in hazardous work – defined as work that is likely to harm their health, safety or morals – has risen by 6.5 million to 79 million since 2016

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STOP CHILD LABOUR NOW!