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A "shameful" and "appalling" rise in child labor

It is shameful that we are seeing the first rise in child labor in 20 years!  New and bold steps must be taken.  It is time to create a global social protection fund and national social protection floors.

This appalling rise in child labor poses the strongest moral challenge to our world leaders.  Will they acknowledge this impact of growing inequality or conduct business as usual by forgetting our children?

There is no excuse or justification for an increase in child labor! Even before the pandemic began, more than 16 million young children became child laborers.  In the same four years, the world became richer by $10 trillion.

Please, wake up!

~ Kailash Satyarthi on the release of the new UN global estimates on child labor on June 10, 2021

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Kailash Satyarthi left a career as an electrical engineer and started Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) to rescue children from slavery.

ABOUT US

Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Satyarthi’s experience and proven track record of almost 4 decades at both the grassroots and global policy level uniquely position him to expand and build his work globally through the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF).

We believe that all children must live freely with dignity and have the fundamental right to be safe, healthy and educated in order to realize their potential. In order to make this a reality, KSCF focuses on the 3Ps: Policy, Practice and People.

Policy:  Identify gaps in policy, share research and practical solutions, and build the capacity of governments, businesses and communities to ensure policies and laws meet children’s needs and are enforced.

Practice: Scale proven child-friendly programs and practices to ensure the freedom, health and education of children and youth.

People: Tap the power of children and young people to fight for their own freedom and rights, and stand up for millions of their peers living in exploitation.

Central to all our work is partnership – building trust and collaboration between and among key stakeholders. KSCF will bring together governments, the private sector and civil society (including youth) to create a solid alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses and nations, standing together until no child anywhere is deprived of their freedom.

In addition, KSCF US supports KSCF India in many of its programs through research and outreach efforts.

OUR WORK

Policy​

We work to strengthen policy, share research and practical solutions to build the capacity of governments, businesses and communities in creating a child-friendly world.

Practice

We engage with children and stakeholders in communities for promoting a child-friendly environment.

People

We engage, inspire and mobilize diverse groups to free children from slavery and exploitation.

OUR WORK

Policy​

We work to strengthen policy, share research and practical solutions to build the capacity of governments, businesses and communities in creating a child-friendly world.

Practice

We engage with children and stakeholders in communities for promoting a child-friendly environment.

People

We engage, inspire and mobilize diverse groups to free children from slavery and exploitation.

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FIELD NOTES

A Youth Perspective on the ILO 2021 Child Labor Report: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

Conversation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has seemed to center heavily on the personal experiences of those most impacted – what was lost, gained, or will be coming back as countries across the world resume “normal” operations. The world is beginning to assess the systemic impact of COVID-19 and people are looking beyond themselves to a certain truth: things will never be the same as they once were, and to the extent that particular aspects of the past can return, the recovery process will be long and must begin immediately.  The role and place that young people have at this crossroads is crucial; we must look out for both current and future generations to ensure that this period is one of revival and progress, rather than a step backwards.

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The Appalling Increase in Child Labor

The Appalling Increase in Child Labor

There can be no excuse for the fact that child labor has increased for the first time in two decades. World leaders must give the poorest and most marginalized children their fair share of global wealth by channeling it through development assistance that bolsters social protection and supports targeted policies.

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