World Day Against Child Labour: World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated on June 12 every year to highlight the practice of barbaric child labour. This year the theme of World Day Against Child Labour is to protect children more than ever from child labour in COVID-19.
According to the data provided by the United nation, almost 152 million children are forced to do child labour and out of 152 million, almost 72 million children are pushed to do hazardous work.
The report also reveals that 48 percent of children involved in child labour activities are 5-11 years old and 28 percent are 12 to 14 years old. Speaking of the remaining 24 percent are between 15 to 17 years old. However, the majority of the children who are child labour victims are pushed in the agricultural sector which includes fishing, forestry, livestock herding, and aquaculture.
World Day Against Child Labour: Protect children from child labour practices during COVID 19
As per reports, the situation of child labour victims is worse in the current situation of a pandemic. COVID 19 has affected many country’s economy impacting the livelihood of people which has increased the number of child labour practices.
But as per the UN’s record, the percentage of child labour has decreased in recent years and if we compare it with 2000 then there is a 94 million decline which is a good thing. UN wants to end child labour practices and claims it will be done by 2025.
World Day Against Child Labour this year will be conducted as a virtual campaign because of coronavirus. The event is being organized by the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA) and Global March Against Child Labour.