On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labor marking June 12, the Ministry of Social Solidarity issued a report on the efforts deployed by Egypt to combat the phenomenon.
The meeting aimed to present what has been accomplished in Egypt's "national plan", and to present the tasks and formation of the Child Labor Combat Unit.
The National Human Rights Strategy singled out a focus on children’s rights, reviewing the most prominent challenges facing the promotion of children’s rights, foremost of which was the need to raise awareness of children’s rights, fight violence against children, as well as the phenomenon of homeless children.
Although modern slavery is not defined in law, it is used as an umbrella term that includes practices such as forced labor.
Hassan pointed out that the most populated governorates out of the 27 are Cairo, Giza, Sharqia, Daqahlia, and Beheira.
Celebrating this day aims to eradicate contemporary forms of slavery.
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued a press release marking the World Children’s Day, which annually falls on 20th of November.
A Dutch court Monday scrapped a 116,000-euro fine on celebrated violinist Andre Rieu for allowing children to perform past a late night limit set by law.
2.7 million children are involved in child labor, of which thousands have been rescued.
That is the outcome of inspection campaigns conducted in 2016.
The Ministry of Social Solidarity will celebrate World Day Against Child Labor on Sunday by participating in organizing an iftar for orphans.
(NCCM) expressed its objection to article N.64 in the new draft labor law, concerning the legal age of child labor