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WDACL 2020: Marching with Hope Amidst the Pandemic

Dear members, partners, friends and supporters,
Hope you are doing well and staying safe in these uncertain times of COVID-19, which has put forth a great challenge in front of us.
Before COVID-19, 152 million children were estimated to be in child labour globally. With the pandemic reaching most countries

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The Virus and the Children: How Covid-19 will impact child labour — reflections towards World Day Against Child Labour, 2020

By Purva Gupta
Working in the anti-child labour space for some time now, I have seen many things — victories, slow progress, emerging trends, fresh global targets, newer alliances and actors, re-packaged strategies, changing donor landscape, and diversity of challenges and adventures. Yet, what I see now is totally unprecedented

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COVID-19 and Access to Education for the Most Vulnerable: Recommendations on How Businesses Can Support

COVID-19 has brought education in 195 countries to an unsettling halt with an estimated 91% of the world’s children out of school, 743 million of whom are girls. The impacts of school closures are multidimensional, ranging from the growing digital and learning divide to the increase in malnutrition and risk

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Webinar on Child Labour and COVID-19 in Latin America

Article Courtesy: OPCION
As part of the commemoration of the World Day against Child Labour, the Global March against Child Labour Latin America, a network of which Corporación Opción has been a member since 1998, held the Virtual Dialogue yesterday, 16 June “Child and Adolescent Labour: Covid-19 and Post-Pandemic in

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by Henrietta Namava Nakhulo
The recently conducted national census of 2019 showed that a total of 46,639 Kenyans are living on the streets across the country. The city of Nairobi has the highest number of street population at 15,337, followed by Mombasa (7529), Kisumu (2746), Uasin Gishu (2147) & Nakuru

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The last two decades have seen significant strides in the fight against child labour. But the COVID-19 pandemic poses very real risks of
backtracking.1 Positive trends may falter, and child labour may worsen, especially in places where it has remained resistant to change. These
risks require urgent action to prevent and mitigate

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Our Founder

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labour since 1980. Child labour is a human rights issue that has staggering effects on poverty, illiteracy and humanity. Mr. Satyarthi and the grassroots movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 85,000+ children from exploitation and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation.

As a worldwide campaigner, he has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour, which is a worldwide coalition of NGOs, Teachers’ Unions and Trade Unions active in 103 countries. Mr. Satyarthi’s efforts led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on worst forms of child labour in 1999.

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Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children's Rights

Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children's Rights’ is an active group of members of parliament from different countries, spanning across continents working together to create awareness about children rights and ways to implement those rights into local and international law, fulfilling the parliamentarians' primary obligation as legislators. The Parliamentarians work within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

While the idea of bringing together Parliamentarians across countries and regions is not new, the notion of “Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children's Rights” has still not caught on, especially on issues of human rights, particularly slavery and child labour. This initiative aims to transform Members of Parliament into global champions of children's rights.

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