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Child marriage and child labour: Slavery is not dead in sugarcane

Child marriage and child labour: Slavery is not dead in sugarcane

Originally published on Counterview.org
In August 2020, Global March Against Child Labour released an evidence-based report, providing an overview of the situation of child labour with a gender lens in sugarcane harvesting in India. The report highlights that children are pushed into hazardous child labour due to structural poverty among harvesters,

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30 years gone, so is my childhood, but hope is still alive

30 years gone, so is my childhood, but hope is still alive

A letter from a former child labourer
Dear leaders of the world,
I am told that I was born in 1989, the same year when the world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). I have been

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Field Notes from Nepal

Field Notes from Nepal

I recently had a chance to spend few days with our partner organisations in Nepal in last week of October 2018, who graciously agreed to host my visit to the country. This blog is meant to applaud the amazing work they are doing to advocate for and protect children’s rights,

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What We Would All Be Missing

What We Would All Be Missing

*This article has been written by Chairperson of Global March Against Child Labour, Timothy Ryan and was published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News.

In February, 40 organizations convened a brainstorming workshop at a conference center south of London focused on a new development goal adopted by the United Nations:

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Education in the Time of War: Harnessing the Potential of SDG 4

Education in the Time of War: Harnessing the Potential of SDG 4

Education is not just a fundamental human right, but also an enabling right – essential for the exercise of individuals and communities at different levels. It plays a significant role in supporting survival, growth, development and well-being of nations and its children. Enhanced investment in education also contributes to higher

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Moving Beyond Primary Education to End Child Labour

Moving Beyond Primary Education to End Child Labour

Far too many children, adolescents and youth (264.3 million) are currently out of school due to a number of factors relating to their living conditions, financial constraints and social adversities. Education is a key to end this roadblock, escape poverty, end child labour and lead a life of dignity. However,

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Children of the Fields: Child Labour in Agriculture

Children of the Fields: Child Labour in Agriculture

Child labour has been a prolonged issue for the better part of this century, especially in the field of agriculture, where unlike the service industry there is a lack of effective rules and regulations to guard against children being employed in farms and fields. While the number of child labourers

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