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World Day Against Child Labour

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World Day Against Child Labour


To mark the World Day Against Child Labour, police and child protection activists in New Delhi, India, raided a series of sweatshops and factories and rescued 26 child workers engaged in embroidery and other jobs involving acid and metalworking.

Five men were arrested on charges of employing under age workers. The children were taken to a state run welfare home. India has enacted a stream of legislation against child labour but remains the country where it is most prevalent.

Meanwhile the UN published their annual report on Children and Armed Conflict. In the report, Syria made its first appearance on the so-called list of shame: Countries which fail to protect children. There are accusations that minors have been arrested, tortured, massacred, and forced to ride on tanks as human shields by the Syrian regime and recruited as child soldiers by the revolutionary forces.

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