World Day Against Child Labour

We can't be passive bystanders while children suffer

Sometimes I wonder how the future generations will view our time. For example, what will be their reaction when they come to know of the child labour situation in our society?

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

Reducing hazardous child labour

Every year the World Day Against Child Labour reminds us how far behind we still are when it comes to eradicating child labour. The Labour Act 2006 clearly states that the minimum age requirement for anyone being recruited for employment is 14, with some exceptions, and labelled a number of sectors as hazardous for children, yet as many as two million children work in perilous conditions.

June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017

We can't be passive bystanders while children suffer

Sometimes I wonder how the future generations will view our time. For example, what will be their reaction when they come to know of the child labour situation in our society?

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

Do We Need to Worry?

Labour practices and the right to organise by workers have recently received a lot of attention in Western media, triggered by terrible industry accidents in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

Child domestic worker set on fire

The news of 12-year-old Purnima, being set alight by her employer and then left in a warehouse without any medical treatment...

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

Children and Poverty

Protecting the rights of children and providing the essentials for their development must be part of the definition of poverty reduction.

June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015

Education to fight against child labour

The United Nations has announced it is marking the 2015 edition of the World Day Against Child Labour with a call for the international community to invest in quality education as a key step in the fight against child employment – a scourge that consumes over one hundred million children worldwide.