The Global March Against Child Labour's research study "Dirty Cotton" A Research on Child Labour, Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation in Cotton and Cotton Seed Farming in India was launched by Mr Guy Ryder, Deputy Director General, International Labour Organization (ILO) at New Delhi, India. Also present were Mr Virendra Kasana, Councillor, Municipal Corporation of Delhi for C R Park, Senior Advocate Mr Ramesh Gupta and Global March Chairperson Mr Kailash Satyarthi.
Made by Children
Garment Sector Child Labour Forum
The Beginners Guide to Child Labour in Cottonseed Farms
Of 215 million child labourers in the world, most child labourers aged 5 and 17 years old are in agriculture (60%) compared to some 26% in services and 7% in industry (Accelerating action against child labour, IL
Comparison of the Social Compliance Standards in Garment Sector
Garment Stakeholders Forum on Child Labour
Brief Guide to Garment Manufacturing and Child Labour in Garment Sector in India
South Asia is home about one-quarter of the world's out-of-school population. India and Pakistan together account for 14 million out-of-school children, with another 2 million in Bangladesh and Nepal according to UNESCO Global Monitoring Report 2009. Only one country, Maldives was close to achieving EFA Development Index (EDI), and five out of the six countries covered in the region - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan - are far from achieving EFA (EDI values below 0.80) goal by 2015.
South Asia has emerged as the hub of human trafficking, especially the trafficking of children. It is a source, destination and transit area. Poverty, illiteracy, regional imbalances, lack of good governance in certain regions, absence of strong legislations and effective enforcement, large-scale corruption in the border areas, demand for cheap labour, social exclusion and disparity makes this region trafficking prone.