Child labour in agriculture opposed
60% of all child labour takes place in agriculture, with more than 129 million girls and boys aged five to seventeen often working in hazardous conditions. Few of the youngsters have access to trade union protection and to date limited progress has been made in addressing child labour in rural communities.
Global March (GM) Against Child Labour aims to eliminate child labour and the International Union of Food workers. At the end of July GM organised a well-attended conference in Washington against agricultural child labour.
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