CHILD LABOUR

Around 168 million children are working in the world. Of these, 85 million are employed in hazardous industries, where besides immediate physical risks, they are also increasingly exposed to conditions of grave exploitation. Asia and the Pacific account for the highest number of working children (78 million), while in Sub-Saharan Africa there is the greatest incidence of child labour, with over 21% of child labourers.

A CHILD LABOURER IS A CHILD IN POVERTY

Children’s forced work is detrimental to their health, their development, their freedom and their well-being. A working child is often destined to become a poor adult, at risk of marginalisation. Support our campaign