12 June: World Day Against Child Labour

by :- Devanshi

“The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.”  —

Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University

Aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour ILO decided to launch World Day Against Child Labour on 12 june in 2002. This day brings together governments, local authorities, civil society and international, workers and employers organizations to point out the child labour problem and define the guidelines to help child labourers.

As per studies, millions of children throughout the world are involved in work that deprives them of receiving an adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour. It includes work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict.

We are the generation of digitalisation and growth. Most of us might not be aware that children around the world are suffering more than we can ever think about. All of us are so busy chasing our dreams and success that we forget what is going around the world and Social Societies. This day is something that cannot be tackled or forgotten because not everyone is lucky enough to have a good and unabusive childhood.

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