In June 2020, Global March Against Child Labour launched a survey called “COVID-19 and Child Labour Survey” asking its active civil society members in Africa, Asia and Latin America about their biggest concerns and challenges in their fight against child labour amidst the COVID-19 crisis. 40 Civil society organisations
We asked the founder of Grassroots Organisation for Human Development (GODH) Lahore, Mr Nazir Ahmad Ghazi, a few questions about their work on child rights in Pakistan:
GODH has been a long term member of the Global March Against Child Labour from Lahore, Pakistan. You can support their work by
The Global March against Child Labour in the South American subregion, made up of organizations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru support the statement made by the National Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labour in Brazil in response to statements by President Jair Bolsonaro in
It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Global March’s former National Coordinator for India, social worker and environmentalist, Dr. J Paul Basker on 20 August 2020 in Tamil Nadu, India.
Dr. Baskar was a staunch advocate against the exploitation of children and adults and worked
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
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
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
By Nyakwesi Mujaya, Daudi Chanila and Eddna Peter Chandeu
Children are vulnerable. Their vulnerability stems from the fact that they have limited awareness, skills and resilience to comprehend the predicaments of nature and those created by adults, due to their young age and dependency
By Caleb Ng’ombo The Covid-19 is unarguably a pandemic of epic proportions affecting all sections of humanity. Just like any crisis, it is affecting diverse groups of people, differently. For hundreds of thousands of children in Malawi, their misery is untold and multifaceted. For starters, children account for more than […]
By Andrews Addoquaye Tagoe Ghana is among the top 5 countries in Africa affected by the infamous, COVID-19 virus. While a range of efforts are taking place across the country to respond to this pandemic and minimise its diverse impacts on every life, children constituting the majority of the population […]