“While the general numbers for child labour dwindled from 162 million to 152 million since 2013, in rural areas the number grew: from 98 to 108 million.”
In a note to the PMO, external affairs and labour ministries, and the NSA, the IB said the report could potentially harm India’s image.
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The amendment seeks to abolish all forms of child labour, but includes a proviso that allows children up to the age of 14 years to work after school hours in ‘family enterprises’.
The lackadaisical response of the police and judiciary has led to delays in justice and resulted in child-trafficking perpetrators getting away scot free.
Torture and abuse remain a part of daily life for a large number of children in India.
As the modern antislavery movement pushes forward, new breakthrough methods are providing a yardstick to gauge the progress of liberation.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.
An excerpt from the India Exclusion Report 2015.
Although nearly 75 million children are considered in desperate need of education or help to stay in school, the UN children’s agency said only 2% of global humanitarian appeals are on average dedicated to education.
One in five children in Myanmar aged 10-17 go to work instead of school, according to a new study.
Nineteen minors were rescued in raids following an investigation by NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan.
A new report reveals rampant child labour among Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Children are being forced to work for little or no pay and many of them work in dangerous conditions.
An exhibition in New Delhi unveils and humanises the work of recycling in India, and the people behind it.
West Bengal has around 12,000 brick kilns, which employ an estimated six lakh people. According to the 2011 census, there were 550,092 child workers in West Bengal, a figure which is likely to have increased since.
Nearly 156,000 children engaged in vegetable seed production in India; most women engaged in trade are not even paid minimum wages: Report
The Maharashtra government could find out only 54,724 out of school children across the state in its recent survey.
A new report shows that it is companies, not family farms, that employ most child labourers in the cottonseed industry – and recent amendments to the law might actually be aiding the practice
There is a need to fine tune processes to ensure that those most affected get back to a normal life of dignity
1. Govt will now celebrate Rakhi In a bid to further its idea of India’s ‘soft power’ a little more after International Yoga Day, the government is now planning to officially celebrate Raksha Bandhan. The state-sponsored celebration of the festival, centred around brother-sister relationships, will be supervised by […]
New Delhi: While welcoming the Cabinet’s decision to ban the employment of children below 14 in any kind of commercial work and of children up to the age of 18 in hazardous industries — up from the current minimum age of 14 — child rights activists are unhappy about certain exemptions in […]