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World Day against Child Labour | Coronavirus crisis can push vulnerable children into child labour

World Day against Child Labour is observed on June 12 to spread awareness on the harmful mental and physiological effects of child labour. This year the theme is aimed at exploring the impact of COVID-19 on child labour

World Day against Child Labour is observed on June 12 to spread awareness on the harmful mental and physiological effects of child labour. On this day, countries across the globe discuss and develop measures to eradicate issues that lead to child labour. This year the theme is aimed at exploring the impact of COVID-19 on child labour. Let’s take a look at how the coronavirus crisis can push vulnerable children into child labour. (Image: News18 Creative)

World Day against Child Labour is observed on June 12 to spread awareness on the harmful mental and physiological effects of child labour. On this day, countries across the globe discuss and develop measures to eradicate issues that lead to child labour. This year the theme is aimed at exploring the impact of COVID-19 on child labour. Let’s take a look at how the coronavirus crisis can push vulnerable children into child labour. (Image: News18 Creative)

Around 152 million children are involved in child labour around the world. (Image: News18 Creative)

Around 152 million children are involved in child labour around the world. (Image: News18 Creative)

From the age group of 5-11 years to 15-17 years, children are working in different sectors like agriculture, services and industry. (Image: News18 Creative)

From the age group of 5-11 years to 15-17 years, children are working in different sectors like agriculture, services and industry. (Image: News18 Creative)

About 60 percent of these child labours are family workers, 27.2 percent are paid workers and 3.7 percent are self-employed. (Image: News18 Creative)

About 60 percent of these child labours are family workers, 27.2 percent are paid workers and 3.7 percent are self-employed. (Image: News18 Creative)

In the least developed countries, slightly more than one in four children (ages 5 to 17) are engaged in labour that is considered harmful to their health and development. (Image: News18 Creative)

In the least developed countries, slightly more than one in four children (ages 5 to 17) are engaged in labour that is considered harmful to their health and development. (Image: News18 Creative)

Prevalence of child labour in India. (Image: News18 Creative)

Prevalence of child labour in India. (Image: News18 Creative)

Children are at risk due to rising global poverty caused by coronavirus crisis. (Image: News18 Creative)

Children are at risk due to rising global poverty caused by coronavirus crisis. (Image: News18 Creative)

Why we should be worried? (Image: News18 Creative)

Why we should be worried? (Image: News18 Creative)

First Published on Jun 12, 2020 06:22 pm
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