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The girl child–an Intnl Labor Orgn report

August 29, 2009

The World Day Against Child Labour is observed every June 12. The theme of this year’s report is ‘Give Girls a Chance, Tackling child labour, a key to the future’. ILO’s most recent global estimate of the extent of child labour indicates that more than 100 million girls were involved in child labour, with nearly half or 53 million involved in hazardous work including commercial sexual exploitation, forced and bonded labour. ILO says rising poverty as a result of the economic crisis will push governments and poor families to invest less in girl child education, leaving them exposed to exploitation.

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