World Day Against Child Labour Photo Gallery:
Millions of children, every year, are robbed of the childhood they are entitled to, and are compelled to work under harsh and dangerous conditions. In a bid to protest against this and raise awareness, ILO launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002. Here we have collection of images related to “World Against Child Labour”.
World No Child Labour Day Images, Stock Photos
According to the Child Labour Act, those employing children below 14 years of age for any work, except where a child is helping the family post-school hours or during vacation, can get up to a two-year imprisonment and a maximum fine of Rs 50,000.
An 11-year-old boy sells lemonade near India Gate, in New Delhi. According to the UNICEF, there are approximately more than 28 million children under the age of 14 working as child labourers in India. Child labor is widely prevalent in India despite laws that seek to keep children in school. These laws are regularly flouted as large numbers of children are forced into difficult and dangerous jobs.
Boys work as daily wage labourers in the lawns of India Gate, in New Delhi.
Child labour in urban areas has increased by 53 per cent during 2001-2011. This increase in urban child labour could be attributed to increased migration including seasonal migration for employment as well as trafficking of unaccompanied minors.
First observed in 2002 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), this day aims to highlight and create awareness to the astounding number of children at risk from displacement, disruption to civic necessities, and trafficking – all contributing to child labour.
India has laws aimed at fighting child labour but the issue remains a barrier stunting growth for these young workers.
More than half of India’s child workers are employed in agriculture and more than a quarter in manufacturing – embroidering clothes, weaving carpets or making matchsticks. Some also work in restaurants, shops and hotels as domestic workers.