CONTRADICTIONS In the Indian Constitution – Article 21(A) states that all children must receive education. – Article 24 states that no child must be employed in ‘hazardous’ industries. Does it mean they can work in non-hazardous conditions? Is a child expected to work & study at same time? WHAT HAPPENS TO HER / HIS CHILDHOOD??
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Govt. Notification of October 10 th states that no child under the age of 14 must be employed in the domestic & hospitality sector. CRY welcomes this notification as a positive step BUT…
What about rehabilitation of the child labourers?? What about loopholes in the law against child labour?? What about the root causes of child labour?? What about the quality of education & nutrition being provided?? What about proper implementation of the child labour act?? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ??
What Can we do?? The main aim is to create awareness and to ensure people’s participation as far as possible in the campaign against child labour. This can be done in a variety of methods. If you have dedication and empathy – You can join the cause and work against child labour You can motivate others to join and work If you have a skill for writing – You can write letters to the government officials, editors of newspapers and articles to publicise the issue
If you are creative – You can design posters & handouts for the cause You can form a theatre group or join the CRY group and perform relevant plays. You can form a band and educate people through your songs Make paintings to bring out the cause If you are good at event management – You can organise talks, debates, quizzes and discussions on the issue and educate people.
How can we do ?? Put up a signature campaign Write letters to the government Make Posters Set up a Table in prominent places with relevant material Set up Displays in schools, colleges with a variety of posters, articles and material Organise Events such as talks, discussions or debates
Volunteer and put in your efforts Form groups of students Write articles Presentations in Schools, Colleges, etc. Organise Protest Marches or rallies Distribute small attractive hand outs Maintain Constant Correspondence