World Day Against Child Labour 12 June
Editor: Globally, an estimated 152 million children aged 5 to 17 are engaged in child labour with 73 million performing hazardous work, examples of which can be seen here (02:42). One in five children in Africa is involved in child labour with Asia and the Pacific the second and third highest regions. Not surprisingly, children in countries affected by conflict and disasters are more likely to be engaged in child labour. SDG target 8.7 aims at ending all forms of child labour by 2025.
Sisters of Mercy are part of a global network of religious congregations addressing all forms of human trafficking, including combating the sale of children for labor and for sex. Find out more about human trafficking and children here (4pps, PDF). Visit the working group section on our website to learn more about this issue.
Messages to: MIA Working Group on Human Trafficking c/- Denise Boyle fmdm