The International Labour Organization writes:
- “152 million were in child labour“, “of which, 73 million were in hazardous work”.
- Regional (% of labor force):
Arab States 2.9%
Asia and the Pacific 7.4%
Europe and Central Asia 4.1%
- Age profile:
48% 5-11 years-olds
28%: 12-14 years-olds
24% 15-17 years-olds
- Economic activity:
Source: ILO (2013): Marking progress against child labour. Global estimates and trends 2000 – 2012 (Executive summary). Geneva: ILO. Available online at https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@dgreports/@dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_575541.pdf.
A child laborer is stretching his fingers to get reliefs from pain after long hours of very intense work in a factory.
Factory owners like to keep children as the children can’t complain and they can work long period for very little money. pic.twitter.com/h4KA94skIL
— GMB Akash (@GmbAkash) July 27, 2020