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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed every year on 2nd December, first observed in 1986. The yearly event was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly for eradicating the worst forms of child labour, recruitment of children for use in armed conflict, human trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced marriage. The International ..

Trends in Violations under Child Labour Act

The Ministry of Labour & Employment has tabled in Lok Sabha the figures on instances of violation of the Child & Adolescent Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 found during inspections, along with prosecutions started and convictions made. It indicates following trends: The instances of child labour detected during inspections have reduced successively from 2014 ..

World Day against Child Labour

World Day against Child Labour 2019 was observed on 12 June to raise awareness about the plight of child labourers worldwide with the theme ‘Children shouldn t work in fields, but on dreams’. What is Child Labour? The International Labour Organisation (ILO) defines child labour as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential ..

2019 edition of World Day Against Child Labour (WADCL)

The World Day Against Child Labour (WADCL) is observed every year on June 12 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. The day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people to highlight the plight of ..

2018 World Day against Child Labour

The World Day against Child Labour is observed every year on June 12 to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.. The 2018 theme ‘Generation Safe & Healthy’ points a finger at the hazardous and exploitative working conditions in which millions of children are working tooth, nail and ..

India ranked 113th in “End of Childhood Index 2018”

India has been ranked 113th among 175 countries in the “End of Childhood Index 2018”, issued by global child rights group “Save the Children”. The Index which is part of the report titled “The Many Faces of Exclusion” indicated that the child marriages in India have come down to 15.2% from 21.1% in 2017. It ..

PENCIL Portal

The Union Home Ministry launched the Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL) Portal at the National Conference on Child Labour organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The PENCIL is an electronic platform that aims at involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil society and the general public in achieving the target ..

Documentary ‘Kailash’ wins US Documentary Grand Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival 2018

The documentary titled ‘Kailash’ has won the US Documentary Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Park City in Utah on January 28. The documentary, which is directed by Derek Doneen, traces the journey of Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his efforts to eliminate child trafficking and child labour. The film ..