In Cambodia, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the domestic labour responsibilities of children and as prolonged school closures continue, the need to find jobs outside the home further increases risks of child exploitation.
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The current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic and labor market consequences are severely affecting Indian families. Children are the first to suffer, being pushed into child labor situations. To assess the impact of the crisis on child labor and on their education, Aide et Action carried out an assessment. The results are edifying.
In the Center-West region, as in other regions of Burkina Faso, socio-cultural constraints and certain practices are not favorable to the educational success of girls. Through the Girls’ Schooling project (SCOLFILLE), Aide et Action and the L’Occitane Foundation have decided to strengthen access, maintenance and completion of primary school for 2,000 girls.
There are 152 million child laborers in the world today. If their number has only decreased in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic risks causing an unprecedented increase in the phenomenon. To prevent this, we must act together and decisively!
As we mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2021, we wish to highlight the need for continued investment in removing the barriers that keep marginalised children from accessing quality education.
Without adequate education on menstruation, the arrival of a girl’s period can cause fear, distress, shame and uncomfort as well as contribute to low school attendance among adolescent girls, an issue that Aide et Action is addressing through education.