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UNICEF: World Day Against Child Labor
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On the tenth anniversary of the World Day against Child Labor, UNICEF joins its partners in calling for action to tackle the underlying poverty that leads to child labor. Improving access to quality education, particularly for girls in poor and rural settings, is a key part of an effective overall approach.
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Local men, women and children looking for work and wages repopulated a derelict mining site in the Congo’s Katanga province. A common sight where poverty is extreme, this local woman returned to the site day after day to work with her son.
WOMAN
I like the job because it helps me to survive, I can buy food, pay fees for school and do everything because now the life is very difficult and I don’t have another job.
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But what works for her is not something she hopes for the future of her son.
WOMAN
I’m sorry but I do not like to see my children working here. We do not agree with working here because the crowd can bring many diseases and we’re sure one day the consequence can be a disaster. But we don’t have a choice now. We hope when we can get a lot more money, the children can get out.
VOICEOVER
Today, UNICEF estimates that 158 million children worldwide are involved in some form of child labor. These children, aged 5-14 years old, live in the poorest households, and rural areas, and are most likely being deprived of their right to an education. To focus global attention on the urgent need stop scenes like this, the International Labor Organization has designated June 12th as World Day Against Child Labor.
CHRISANTE KYONDWA [Youth Work Protector]
The mining environment presents a lot of danger and risks for children. There are children who begin work at eight and finish at 3pm. It is a difficult job that has a huge impact on the child’s health, and the conditions of dust, as well as the radiation from the minerals all affect the health of the children.
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More than ever children need to have access to a good quality education in order to ensure their future well-being. This is Amy Bennett reporting for UNICEF Television. Unite for children.