Verdensdagen mot barnearbeid

I dag, på denne vakre sommerdagen er det verdensdagen mot barnearbeid. I følge ILO er ca 152 millioner barn offer for barnearbeid.

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I 2002 lanserte Den internasjonale arbeidsorganisasjonen (ILO) den første Verdensdagen mot barnearbeid, som markeres 12. juni hvert år. Årets tema er å styrke sikkerhet og helse blant unge arbeidere og å utrydde barnearbeid. Temaet er del av en kampanje som de to organisasjonene The World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) og The World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) har gått sammen om å promotere.

På ILOs nettside finner vi følgende uhyrlige facts:

  • Worldwide 218 million children between 5 and 17 years are in employment.
  • In absolute terms, almost half of child labour (72.1 million) is to be found in Africa; 62.1 million in the Asia and the Pacific; 10.7 million in the Americas; 1.2 million in the Arab States and 5.5 million in Europe and Central Asia.
  • In terms of prevalence, 1 in 5 children in Africa (19.6%) are in child labour, whilst prevalence in other regions is between 3% and 7%: 2.9% in the Arab States (1 in 35 children); 4.1% in Europe and Central Asia (1 in 25); 5.3% in the Americas (1 in 19) and 7.4% in Asia and the Pacific region (1 in 14).
  • Almost half of all 152 million children victims of child labour are aged 5-11 years.
  • 42 million (28%) are 12-14 years old; and 37 million (24%) are 15-17 years old.
  • Hazardous child labour is most prevalent among the 15-17 years old. Nevertheless up to a fourth of all hazardous child labour (19 million) is done by children less than 12 years old.
  • Among 152 million children in child labour, 88 million are boys and 64 million are girls.

Les mer om dette på ILOs nettside