Date: 12th June 2020
This year’s World Day Against Child Labour focused on the impact of Covid 19 on children. The Covid 19 pandemic and the resulting economic and labour market shocks have had a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Unfortunately, children are often the first to suffer. This crisis is likely to push millions of vulnerable children into child labour in the coming days. Already, there are an estimated 152 million children in child labour, 72 million of which are in hazardous work. This category of children are now at greater risk of facing circumstances that are even more difficult and hazardous to their health than ever before.
Since it was a challenge to organize activities the way we have always done to celebrate the day, because of the pandemic, we planned to create awareness about the impact of Covid 19 pandemic on children, more so those in the most vulnerable situations, who are likely to be at risk or victims of child labour and child trafficking
To this end, we planned and organized to be part of an online campaign during this period of World Day against Child Labour to increase awareness of the child labour at this time of the Covid 19 health pandemic. We urged people to join us in the online campaign, by interacting with our posts.