Because eradication of child labour is a commitment and an obligation at the global level, the Ecuadorian Government has commemorated this date with dynamic and artistic activities for children at the hands of the leaders in the field.
Issues such as compulsory access to education and working directly with the families of those affected were the axis of this celebration. At the same time, it was important to note the progress that this country has achieved in recent years announcing that the rate of child labour has been reduced from a 12.12% to 2.98% in 2014, according to data from the INEC; Around 99.540 children, aged 5 to 14 work, of them, 83.8% combines activities, i.e. it works and studies, while 16.2% is dedicated to work only.
On 12 June he was established as the international day against child labour by the International Labour Organization. That organization has revealed with the update in its next report to: worldwide there are 168 million children working, of them, more than half perform hazardous work.
Extreme poverty, unemployment and lack of social protection are factors that affect the family structure, causing so children perform work not in accordance with their age.
Andes, public agency news of the Ecuador and South America. 2015. “We want more children playing” and not working, slogan in Ecuador in the 'day against child labour'. Available in: http://www.andes.info.ec/es/noticias/queremos-mas-ninos-jugando-no-trabajando-consigna-e box-day-against-work-infantil.html
Ministry of Social development of Argentina, President of the nation. 2015 special June 12: World Day against child labour. Available in: http://www.desarrollosocial.gov.ar/Noticia.aspx?Id=2188
International Labour Organization. 2015 World Day against child labour – on June 12. Available in: http://www.ilo.org/ipec/Campaignandadvocacy/wdacl/lang–en/index.htm