The US Department of Labor recently published a 2020 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. This document assesses progress by country and highlights the success of collaboration and context specific programmes to provide effective and sustainable solutions in the fight against child labour. We’re sharing some of the highlights and key facts from this year’s report
in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered
were sent to school and benefited from vocational training
were removed or kept away from child labour
were reached through awareness-raising activities
children are involved in child labour worldwide
children are doing work which is hazardous.
of child labour is in agriculture
children and youth are out of school
The WFP estimate that 690 million people are suffering from hunger worldwide -- almost 9% of the world’s entire population. As the global pandemic disrupt lives and economies, millions more are at risk of being pushed into hunger.
As challenges caused by COVID-19 continue with no clear end, major news sources and international organisations raise global awareness on the realities faced by children and families. Collaborative action is needed to ensure that rural communities are supported sustainably.