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India's victims of child trafficking need our urgent attention

As India celebrates 75 years of Independence, there is an urgent need to work towards unshackling India's young victims of sex trafficking and paying heed to the unheard voices of survivors.

Each year in India, a large number of minor girls and boys fall into the vicious cycle of human trafficking. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 05:23 PM IST

A lost generation: The grim reality of child labour and exploitation in India

Exacerbated by Covid-19 and India's unemployment crisis, child trafficking remains rampant across India despite many legal protections. This needs urgent attention

The 2011 census paints a grim picture and records that one in every 11 working individuals in India is a child in the age group of 5-18 years. (AP/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 05:27 PM IST

Drought-hit states are seeing a spurt in child labour

The theme of this year’s World Day Against Child Labour on June 12 is the impact of conflicts on child labour . More than 164 million children were affected by drought last year. The most vulnerable – girl children – have been pushed into child marriage, child labour, abduction and child trafficking.

Governments need to take immediate measures to set up institutional mechanisms and strengthen village social and health infrastructure to protect children affected by droughts and civil unrest.
Updated on Jun 12, 2017 12:54 PM IST
ByJoseph Wesley

Violence is a neglected aspect of debates on child labour

Child labour is indeed the biggest violence a country can inflict on its citizens of tomorrow

The national-level study on child abuse, conducted by the ministry of women and child development in 2007, covered 12,447 children, of whom 2,477 (19.9%) were in the category of ‘children at work’.(Rajesh Kumar/HT)
Published on Jun 13, 2016 08:19 PM IST
ByJoseph Wesley
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