According to UNICEF, 12.6 million children are engaged in hazardous occupations

Trafficking of children also continues to be a severe problem in India. With an estimated, 12.6 million children are involved in dangerous occupations. India has the highest number of child labourers under the age of 14 in the world. As well as, poverty is often cited as the cause underlying child labour. Other factors such as discrimination, social exclusion, as well as the lack of quality education or existing parents’ attitudes and perceptions about child labour and the role and value of education also need to be considered.

Employing children for economic activity underage (say 5-14-year-olds) is defined as child labour. Child labour has a negative impact on both their mental and physical states. The worst forms of child labour involve slavery, prostitution, and trafficking.

UNICEF for every child hope

UNICEF was founded as United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund on 11 December 1946. The international organization faces unprecedented demand for its services in support of millions of children around the world. UNICEF supports the rights and well-being of every child. UNICEF programmers focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those influenced by environmental degradation.

UNICEF upholds the convention on the rights of the Child. They are working to assure equality for those who are discriminated against, girls and women in particular.

“The world revolves around the children. Children’s future revolves around the education. Stop child labour.”

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