Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Topic: Child Labor

One in every 10 children works – instead of going to school

Around the world, some 160 million children work to earn a living, instead of going to school. That’s almost one in every 10 children

Child labour figure rises to 160 million, as COVID-19 puts many more at risk

For the first time in two decades, the number of children being put to work has risen – to 160 million worldwide, representing an increase of 8.4 million over four years – while millions of other are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UN report launched on Thursday.

A third of world’s children poisoned by lead: UNICEF analysis

Lead poisoning is affecting children on a “massive and previously unknown scale”, according to a ground-breaking new study launched on Thursday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and international non-profit organization focused on pollution issues, Pure Earth.

Over 50% of child labourers in cottonseed farms in India are Dalits or Adivasis

A report published by the human rights NGO Arisa has found that children under 14 years account for over 18% of the workforce in the cottonseed farms surveyed, with over 50% of the child labourers in the sector being Dalits or Adivasis. The majority of the child labourers were not attending school.

MNCs taking over vegetable seed production. So what if child labor shows declining trend?

To save on wages, seed production companies were also moving to remote tribal pockets of Gujarat and Telangana and shifting from large farms to small family-owned ones. This might cause detrimental changes in the traditional farming practices and food security of these communities, activists fear.