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Promoting Girls’ Education by Tackling Child Labour
From October to May, Jyontna works in the desolate salt pans of western India, where her parents earn their living raking salt crystals from the ground. The cracked, dry seabed stretches endlessly in every direction. Jyontna and her parents arrive when the monsoons end and the waters recede from the vast plain. Her two younger brothers stay behind in their village, a seven- hour walk from the salt pans. Read more through the URL below.
Steve McCurry's Blog
This photo-blog features an eleven-year-old boy working in gold mine in Mindanao
Child labor in the PHL by Quierosaber
Children of the Sunshine Industry: Child Labor and Workers’ Condition in Oil Palm Plantations in Caraga-CTUHR
Twenty-four percent of the workers in the Philippine palm oil industry are children. Only five to 17 years of age, they work for up to 12 hours a day, six days a week, carrying on their backs more than their own weight in palm fruit. Clad in threadbare, tattered clothing and rubber slippers, they cover on foot around eight hectares of hilly palm oil plantations each day. In the past year, nearly half of them experienced minor injuries on a regular basis, while five percent suffered from fractures due to work. These children form part of a workforce plagued by slave-wage, measly benefits and a lack of job security, yet together they produce one of the most useful oils in the world: palm oil, a key ingredient in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals production both locally and overseas.
Child Labour by Ayra Siddiq
A shocking 3 million children in the Philippines are forced to work in hazardous areas. Some have no choice, as they are the breadwinners of their families. This is called child labour. As defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO), child labour is work that “is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and interferes with their schooling”.
Be a voice in the fight against child labor by Brahma Foz
"Although many efforts have been launched to fight and curb child labor, these campaigns made but a pitiful dent on the global scene. Social determinants, including socioeconomic and cultural conditions, are just some of the factors contributing to the proliferation of child labor. To effectively eradicate child labor, we must modify or change some of these social determinants; and to do so will require a transformation of policies, rules, regulations and legislation among various sectors, including, but not limited to business, industry, and education. The change needed to affect these social determinants is not the responsibility alone of policymakers and institutions. A shift in people’s beliefs and how they think about issues, and subsequent individual advocacy efforts can help in the eradication of child labor and usher in a much-needed social change."
on the "stop and shoot against child labor photo competition at St. Scholastica's College
It is always an honor to be in the company of deans, professors and the academe — I get a feeling of being wise. Then again It is also a privilege to be in the company of the youth — with young ladies like you, because you make me feel like I am young again. Several times I have stopped counting my age. First was when I was 24, since according to the UN, it’s the cutoff age for the youth, the core youth, aged 15 (which is the employable age in the Philippines, too) to 24. Next time I tried to stop counting was when I was 30, because that’s how the Philippine Youth in Nation Building Act defined the youth — up to age 30. Then next was at 35, because for the international trade union movement, where I belong, where the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) is a part of, 35 year-olds are still considered young workers. But I can’t stop the clock forever and conceal my age. Prof. Wowie (of St. Scholastica’s College Department of Mass Communication) has revealed that we met in college. Go figure!
World Day Against Child Labour
Author: Grace C. Agcaoili is Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF East Asia and Pacific regional office.
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