CRY & C.A.R.E. report on Child Labour

India has 12.6 million child labourers in the age group of 5 to 14 years as per the National Census 2001. Our country is yet to commit itself towards elimination of child labour. Despite the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1992, and having legislations such as Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act,1986, child labour still widely exists all over the country.

CRY commissioned a study last year with team members of partner organization CARE (Mr. Vikas Sawant and Dr. Yamini Suvarna. This report narrates children’s situation in child labour and also points to existing gaps in the process of rescue and rehabilitation.


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