Covid-19 pandemic fueling child labour in Ghana

– – The unprecedented economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, together with global school closures and inadequate government assistance, is pushing children into exploitative and dangerous child labor, Human Rights Watch and Friends of the Nation said today in a report released ahead of the World Day against Child Labor on June 12, 2021. The Ghanaian government and donors should prioritize cash allowances to families to protect children’s rights and enable families to maintain an adequate standard of living without resorting to child labor. The 69-page report, “I Must Work…

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