World Day Against Child Labour
There are an estimated 152 million children in child labour, 72 million of which are in hazardous work.
Child labour in Bangladesh is common, with 4.8 million or 12.6% of children aged 5 to 14 in the work force.
No one has the time to listen to these unfortunate children who are mostly unseen humans beings. I always wanted to deliver their voices to all of you and show you their hidden pain and anguish. I tell their stories, depict their emotions, and steal their sorrows into my frames…
On the occasion of #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour let us Pledge to Secure the Future of our Children.
Let them Learn, Not Earn.
At the age where they should play and study, they are earning to fill their Stomachs!
No one deserves this childhood!
The COVID-19 health pandemic and the resulting economic and labour market shock are having a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Unfortunately, children are often the first to suffer. The crisis can push millions of vulnerable children into child labour.
Can you exchange a day with your own child in the place of these children? Can you deposit your children’s labor in such a place for a day in return for $1. If you can’t, can you please do something for these children? “Wishing to help” is an excuse. Shame is a mild word to what we are overlooking. May our spirits wake up?
Photojournalist and Profile Photographer at Panos Pictures, London
Founder of GMB Akash Institute of Photography, Dhaka
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