World Day Against Child Labour – 12-06-11

UNICEF Australia estimates that almost 150 million children in developing countries aged from 5-14 are involved in child labour. That’s nearly 16% of the world’s children in this age group, a figure that is truly astounding. This Sunday June 12th 2011 sees World Day Against Child Labour, a day UNICEF hopes will highlight the plight of the young across the globe who are forced to work before their years.

An even more shocking statistic is that almost 90% of all children involved in domestic labour are girls. With so many children being forced into work at such a young age, it is easy to see how they are deprived of education and the proper start in life they require. In the world’s least developed countries, up to a third of all children are engaged in child labour, a figure that is not only shocking, but one that needs to be reduced dramatically NOW.

UNICEF Australia is calling on everyone, from world leaders to the simple man on the street, to support World Day Against Child Labour 2011 and help make a difference to the lives of the world’s poorest children. The sooner communities across the globe stop accepting child labour, the quicker these poor children can try to claw back the innocence that has been taken from them, and look ahead to a brighter future.

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