Pakistan promises equal opportunity on World Day against child labor – VIDEO
Lahore – Like other parts of the world, Pakistan celebrated Child Labor Against World Day on Friday with a focus on the impact of the crisis on child labor.
The COVID-19 health epidemic and the resulting economic and labor market setback is having a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods.
There are an estimated 152 million children in child labor, of which 72 million are in hazardous work. These children are now facing even more difficult situations which are more difficult and work longer.
In a message on the eve of this day, Human Rights Minister Shirin Mazari said that we should reaffirm our collective commitment to the safety of our children and ensure that every child is given an opportunity to realize their potential Go
She said that this year, as the world faces an unprecedented epidemic, children are at increased risk of child labor, child marriage and other forms of exploitation.
He said that the COVID-19 public health emergency has hampered the right to education for children around the world. In Pakistan, where there are already an estimated 22.8 million children out-of-school, this is likely to adversely affect learning outcomes and current disparities in educational attainment such as high female dropout rates.
He said that his ministry works on reviewing and strengthening laws and institutional mechanisms to protect child rights in Pakistan. Laws at the federal and provincial levels ban minimum age limits for work and labor hazardous to children.
It said that Pakistan has ratified the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child, its alternative protocol; And ILO Conferences relating to child labor.