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100 Million Boys and Girls Engaged in Child Labour in Farming, Livestock, Forestry, Fishing or Aquaculture

Friday, July 3, 2015 1:18
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Child labour is mostly found in agriculture. About 100 million boys and girls are engaged in child labour in farming, livestock, forestry, fishing or aquaculture, often working long hours and facing occupational hazards.*

Source: FAO

Source: FAO

Child labour violates children’s rights.

By endangering health and education of the young, it also forms an obstacle to sustainable agricultural development and food security.

Key facts:

  • 98 million boys and girls between 5 and 17 years are identified as child labourers in agriculture
  • Worldwide, nearly 60 percent of child labour is found in agriculture
  • Agriculture is one of the most dangerous sectors in terms of rates of work-related fatalities, non-fatal accidents and occupational diseases.
  • Most (70 percent) of all child labourers are unpaid family workers.

Nearly 60% of all child laborers work in agriculture… nearly 100 million boys & girls!

In this infographic two very different stories are told:

  • The typical story of a child labourer in agriculture, increasingly involved in work and obliged to leave school too early.
  • The typical story of a  child living and learning in a rural area,  whose rights are respected thanks to what FAO promotes

*Source: FAO

2015 Human Wrongs Watch


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