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Manumitting poor Nepali girls
Jun 07, 2010 Civil society is incessantly striving for the cause of girls sold by impoverished families for indentured servitude, which makes them a victim of severe exploitation. There is a call for greater government support which at present is barely sufficient for the rehabilitation and protection of these girls.
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Alcoholism also to be blamed for child labour in India
Dec 31, 2009 Drunkenness in families and indifferent attitude of teachers have emerged as major reasons for disturbingly high dropout rate in schools and high prevalence of child labour in a western Indian state. It has been found that an entire district is plagued by child labour and distress migration.
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Child labourers speak out in Bangladesh
Jan 08, 2010 Child labour in Bangladesh is fuelled by poverty, low school enrolment, a lack of government oversight and greedy employers. According to a recent UNICEF study, 7.42 million children are working in the country.
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"The political class doesn't have honesty, especially towards children"
Sep 03, 2012 The recent amendment to the Child Labour Act in India was long overdue. Kailash Satyarthi, founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan has been working tirelessly towards a child labour free India. He shares his thoughts with Anubha Shukla of OneWorld South Asia about the state of children in India and the challenges in implementing the law.
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Of the nearly 7 mn child labourers, 71% are girls: ILO
Jun 13, 2013 Six and a half million of the child labourers globally are aged between five and 14 years-old. More than 71 per cent are girls, an ILO report says.
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Getting to the root of childhood poverty
May 28, 2013 The newly launched book, ‘Changing Lives in Andhra Pradesh: Young Lives Children Growing Up’, tracks children over 15 years in four countries namely Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.
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Bangalore Metro being built by child labour
Apr 29, 2009 An environmental group in southern India has claimed that contractors are engaged in employing children in the construction of Bangalore Metro network in gross violation of several national and international laws. The group has also alleged that the project is causing severe damage to environment of the city.
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Child labourers in Afghanistan exposed to health hazards
May 28, 2009 Unhealthy working conditions inside Afghanistan’s coal mines are making child coal miners prone to varied health risks like injuries, respiratory and eye infections. A report highlights how illegal mines are using primitive methods, where health and environmental concerns are barely considered.
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Bangladesh: Missed opportunities and lost childhood
May 29, 2009 Millions of children in Bangladesh are forced to work at an age when they ought to be playing and learning. Despite provisions in the country’s constitution for free education, young kids have no other option but to go and toil in factories and home to eke out their living.
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Meltdown pushing more girls into child labour: ILO
Jun 11, 2009 A new ILO study points out that global financial crisis may aggravate child labour, with girls facing increased risks. Declining household income and family preference for boys’ education force girls bear the double burden of working at home and outside, exposing them to abuse.
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Children in mining: A load too heavy
Mar 24, 2011 Kathyayini Chamaraj explores the dismal state of children working as labourers in the mines of India. Besides violating the national law, authorities continue to ignore the health hazards these children are exposed to due to their proximity to mining areas.
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Child labour shows increasing trend in Bhutan
Aug 27, 2012 Although many cases of child labour in Bhutan go unreported, records with Renew (Respect, educate, nurture, empower women) show that it has been growing over the years.
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Government of India set to ban all forms of child labour
Aug 28, 2012 In a significant move to curb the rampant spread of child labour across the country, the Government of India is set to ban all forms of child labour under the age of 14 years, making the employment of children below 14 years a criminal offense.
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Indian Cabinet okays total ban on employment of children
Aug 29, 2012 India's Cabinet has approved a proposal to put a complete ban on employment of children up to the age of 14, both in hazardous and non-hazardous work by amending an anti-child labour Act.
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Spare a thought for India’s children
Aug 30, 2012 To sensitise people about child mortality and raise funds for it, a play titled 'I Will Not Cry' will be staged at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Through the play, child rights organisation Save the Children seeks to reach out to the powers that be and the public at large to advocate a change for the country’s children.
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Child labour: An unfinished agenda
Nov 23, 2011 Employing child labour should be treated as a non-bailable offence with stringent punishments, says Harsh Mander, member of National Advisory Council of India. The latest government report reveals that over five million children are economically active in the Indian labour market.
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India flayed for not supporting UN motion on child marriage
Oct 25, 2013 While the legal age for marriage in India is 18, its 24 million underage child brides constitute nearly half of all child brides in the world.
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Activists attacked while rescuing child labourers in Delhi
Jul 12, 2012 In yet another incident of child trafficking in the Indian capital city of New Delhi, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) activists were attacked in their attempt to rescue trafficked bonded child labourers from embroidery and leather industries in the city. However, activists accompanied by officials, managed to rescue nineteen trafficked children from the factories.
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IKEA-SCF partner for child rights among cotton workers
Jul 23, 2012 IKEA Foundation and Save the Children get together to fight child labour in the 'cotton growing' northern states of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan in India.
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UN Global Compact launches child rights guidelines for the business world
Aug 02, 2012 On August 1st, 2012 in a unique initiative, the UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children released their report ‘Children’s Rights and Business Principles’ to rope in businesses to eliminate abuse of child rights.
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Girl child labourers in Nepal make a new beginning
Jun 16, 2009 Girls are ‘hidden face’ of child labour in Nepal, who work in large numbers in carpet manufacturing industry of the country. A joint UNICEF-ILO project is rehabilitating these children and provides them education for a better future.
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Combating child labour in Afghanistan through education
Jun 26, 2009 Estimates suggest that 30% of Afghan children are engaged in child labour, and discriminatory traditional practices make girls more vulnerable. With support from local communities, UNICEF has successfully integrated thousands of children into community-based schools, giving them an opportunity to learn and grow.
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Amidst poverty illegal lottery flourishes in Myanmar
Jul 21, 2009 There is a sense of hopelessness in Myanmar as people are resorting to illegal lotteries to earn quick money to ease their economic hardship. In many cases the betting leads to domestic violence and the selling of children's labour in return for credit.
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The dark secret of Meghalaya's coal mines
Jul 01, 2010 Unknown to the dangers of the coal mines in the Jaintia hills, children mostly minors from neighboring places came to the mossy, wet deep coal pits to earn a living. However there was lot more that they expected- snakes, falling rock and hostile pits.
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India's carpet industry registers a downsized child labour
Jul 21, 2010 United States has removed India's carpet industry from its mandatory child labour free certification in recognition of work done to reduce the level of forced labour used in making such products. Several other Indian products like bricks, garment and stones continue to be in this list.
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UNICEF brings child labourers back to school
Sep 07, 2010 UNICEF's special training programmes operating in the Nalanda district of Bihar, help former child labourers enter the school system with necessary on-site support. This unique, customised approach acts as a bridge for such children to eventually be integrated back into the general school system.
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Pakistan: Child labour risks increase as people return home
Oct 13, 2010 Considering past trends, experts fear that there will be a rise in child labour and exploitation, as Pakistan's flood victims now return home. A large number of these children will be put to work to contribute to the family income.
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School? Only in dreams for Afghan boys
Oct 22, 2010 Poverty forces young Afghan boys to drop out of school and work in hazardous industries to earn a living. These boys, mostly mechanics, are overworked, underpaid and unprotected against possible workplace mishaps.
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FIFA World Cup: Show yellow card to child labour
Jun 14, 2010 In an alarming labour rights violation, a report of International Labour Rights forum has revealed that children in many Asian countries are forced to work in soccer stitching industries at low wages, prolonged working hours and without drinking water. Report says, child labour exists in Pakistani industry and is now also occurring in India and China.
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Emerging economies have the worst records of underage workers
Dec 06, 2010 The Child Labour Index and map, developed and released by the International Labour Organisation has identified 68 key emerging economies as countries with the worst record of child labour abuse. Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and Pakistan are among the bottom twelve countries. Experts also warn that climate changes will only serve to exacerbate the problem of child labour.
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