» 06/13/2012, 00.00
Children divided between school and work vs politicians' indifference
AsiaNews tells the story of two Muslim brothers, who are at school with their books in the morning, and sells toys and trinkets in the afternoon. Both the government and politicians are criticised for showing little interest in street kids' welfare. Despite their hardships, the boys are studying and building a better future.
Faisalabad: Christian and Muslim activists united against child labour
Today is World Day Against Child Labour. Activists make an appeal to the government to ensure the right of studying and actions to protect children and minors. Harmful effects of child labour on children, the economy and nation. Obligation of the state to ensure the right to free and compulsory education for all children.
Child illiteracy and child labour are the continent's main social ills
One fifth of India's GNP is generated by exploited minors working in farming sector.
For the future of Pakistan, no more exploitation of children
This is what Sobia John is asking for, a young activist involved in the defense of children. The government and civil society are responsible for the suffering of children. The succession of governments over the years, she claims, have promoted no initiatives aimed at children. Guarantee the rights of children to form "good citizens" of tomorrow.
In Pakistan, three children were abused every day in 2004
According to the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child, 1,549 children were sexually abused in the country last year.
Education and learning against child exploitation, says Lenin Raghuvanshi
On World Day against Child Labour, the Indian activist calls for better schooling for everyone as the only solution to the problem. Some 55 million children live in slave-like conditions, especially among the lowest castes of society.
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