The UN’s children agency UNICEF recently warned the world that the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a child rights crisis. India has the largest child population in the world with 472 million children, many of whom are going through the pandemic without roofs over their heads. Even for those living in houses, most Indian houses (69 per cent) have only one or two-rooms according to Census data. Moreover, houses are not necessarily the safest spaces for all household members, especially for children living in abusive households. Also, there may not be enough space for individuals to practice social distancing within their homes. Lastly, children have little to no privacy and have to share their spaces with other family members

How the COVID-19 crisis is affecting child labour in India and recommendations for government action - M Venkatarangaiya Foundation, 2020 DOWNLOAD

post

page

attachment

revision

nav_menu_item

custom_css

customize_changeset

oembed_cache

user_request

wp_block

acf-field-group

acf-field

ai1ec_event

Global Guidelines on the Prevention of Forced Labour Through Lifelong Learning and Skills Development Approaches
GuidanceStandards & Codes of Conduct

Quality education and training lays the foundation for the economic and social development not only of individuals but of society as a whole. Yet, many lack opportunities to acquire relevant knowledge and skills that would allow them to earn a decen...Read More

Online and technology-facilitated trafficking in human beings: Summary and recommendations
Guidance

Internet, and information communication technology (ICT) more generally, play a major role in shaping our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the extent to which the Internet and ICTs are now integral to a variety of activities and social int...Read More

Still Overlooked: Communities affected by jade mining operations in Myanmar, and the responsibilities of companies providing machinery.
Guidance

Myanmar is a high-risk environment from a business and human rights perspective. Pockets of the country constitute some of the most complex environments in the world; one example is the mineral rich Kachin state in the northern part of the country, ...Read More

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, The Council, and The European Economic and Social Committee: On decent work worldwide for a global just transition and a sustainable recovery
Guidance

According to the latest global estimates, 160 million children worldwide are in child labour. That is one in ten children in the world, and their number is growing. Nearly half of these children are performing hazardous work. At the same time, 25 mi...Read More