WEB DESK: World Day Against Child Labour is observed today (Wednesday, 12 June) globally to eradicate the plight of child labourers across the World.
Back in 2002, International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour to focus attention on the global extent of child labour.
This year’s theme for observing the day is: ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams’.
Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
Children are the future of the world, but they are forced to carry out tough labour in various countries, especially third world ones which causes their mental and physical growth to impede.
The child is unable to go to school and is deprived of his/her right to education.
This is only one of the many fundamental rights that gets violated when a child is forced to work. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that more than 200 million children are engaged in labour today.