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June 12: World Day against Child Labour

Every year, the World Day against Child Labour is celebrated on June 12. It was launched by the International Labour Organization, a United Nations body. The World Day against Child Labour was launched in 2002. Highlights The Children in the age group of 5 to 17 years engaged in work deprives them of normal childhood, ..

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World Bank: Decline of Money sent by Migrant Workers by 110 billion USD

On April 22, 2020, the World Bank announced that the amount of money sent back by the migrant workers to their home countries is to decrease by 110 billion USD. Highlights Due to the COVID-19 lock down, the remittances to low-income and middle-income countries are to fall by 20%. The decline in remittance is the ..

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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 ..

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CRY Report on Crime against Children in India

The Child Rights and You recently released a report “How Vulnerable are Children in India to crime?” The report was based on the analysis of National Crime Records Bureau for 2016-17. The report says that the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh topped the list of states for crimes against children. There were over ..

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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 ..

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