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World Day Against Child Labour serves as a global platform to raise awareness about the importance of eradicating child labour, and to highlight the plight of millions of children around the world subjected to exploitative work conditions. This observance emphasizes the need to protect children's rights to education, safety, and a supportive environment, by reinforcing international cooperation and sharing knowledge on effective strategies to eradicate child labour. The focus is not solely on labour-intensive sectors but also extends to all forms of child exploitation, addressing issues such as trafficking, forced labour, and children in armed conflict.
Though this observance was initiated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002, the connection between World Day against Child Labour and the South African context is historically significant. During the apartheid era, child labour was widespread due to economic inequality, lack of access to education, and structural discrimination. Today, South Africa has significantly reduced child labour as a result of substantial policy frameworks such as the South African Child Labour Programme of Action, and the ratification of ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. However, challenges still remain, with many children at risk of being exposed to hazardous working environments, exploitation, and trafficking.
On World Day Against Child Labour, various organizations, social activists, and community leaders in South Africa take part in campaigns, workshops, seminars, and dialogues to promote awareness about the detrimental consequences of child labour on society. Educational events and outreach initiatives are organized in communities to enlighten families on the importance of keeping children in school rather than engaging them in labour. The World Day Against Child Labour is observed annually on the 12th of June.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: World Day Against Child Labour www.ilo.org: International Labour Organization www2.census.gov: 1880 U.S. Census www.hrw.org: Child Labor In The U.S.