Where were you at 12? Most likely at school, playing, dealing with puberty, growing up and dreaming up your future. Most likely you weren’t invisible, tucked away in a factory making toys, or cleaning dishes for the affluent in your neighbourhood. But if you were, you would for sure have wished the government, politicians, lawyers and civil society had not made excuses for why it’s alright for children to work.
There’s 10 million children in India who work because they are poor and can’t afford not to. Does their poverty make them any less deserving of a labour-free life than other children? We need to ramp up collective efforts of state, civil society, communities, and families to address child labour.
We bring you some gripping and implicative anti child labour print ads from around the world that made people stop, think, and take a stand.
Hopefully, you will #saynotochildlabour