Posts Tagged ‘child labour’

No back to school fun for child labourers Comments 0

Monday, February 10th, 2020
Child labour

It’s that special time of the year again for New Zealand kids as they start heading back to school. And for those who have discovered the fun of learning, school is an adventure! But for millions of working children worldwide, the adventures of a new school year remain but a dream. Sadly, these children will Read more

No school days for working children Comments 1

Friday, September 4th, 2015
war

For millions of children worldwide the adventures of attending school remain but a dream. Sadly, these children will never learn to read or write. They will not acquire computer skills. They will not experience singing in chorus, going on field trips, or playing at recess. Their classrooms will be sweatshops, farm fields, and battlefields. Their Read more

Pope: Girls in particular harmed by plague of child labour Comments 0

Friday, June 14th, 2013

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, Wednesday rallied against the slavery of child labour calling it a “disgusting phenomenon that is constantly increasing, particularly in poor countries.” “There are millions of children, mostly young girls, who are victims of this hidden form of exploitation that often leads to sexual abuse, poor treatment and discrimination,” the Holy Read more

When is children’s work child labour? Comments 0

Friday, June 15th, 2012

In Fiji more than 500 children are involved in the worst form of child labour according to a December 2010 summary of reports from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The work includes commercial sexual exploitation of children, drug trafficking, begging and hazardous work where children under the age of 15 are involved. On World Day Read more