For the first time in two decades, the number of children working has increased to 160 million worldwide, up to 8.4 million in only four years, while millions more are at risk owing to the COVID-19 pandemic lately. Therefore, there is a dire need to promote social protection programmes to help children get out of the labour market and back into schools. In 2002, the International Labour Organization (ILO) established the World Day Against Child Labour to draw attention to the global scope of child labour and the actions and efforts required to end it. Each year on 12th June, thousands of people across the country plead to rescue the child labourers. “Act Now: End Child Labour” is considered the theme of this year’s World Day Against Child Labour.
NGOs in Udaipur to protect Children from Child Labour
The burgeoning issue of child labour in Udaipur has been an eye-opener for many of us. Child labour deprives children of their dignity and is bad for their physical and mental wellbeing. Moreover, child labour is morally unacceptable and deprives children of the opportunity to go to school. Children are commonly engaged in non-harmful work, both paid and unpaid, across the city. They are categorised as child labourers; however, they are either too young to work or are engaged in dangerous activities that could jeopardise their physical, mental, social, or educational development.
To eradicate the situation and act against child labour, the NGOs based in Udaipur are vigorously working. If you ever come across any situation where you see a child working or involved in any hazardous activity, you can call any of the NGOs listed below.
Prayas Centre for Labour Research and Action
Name of the NGO: Prayas Centre for Labour Research and Action
Contact: +91-94142 96542
Address: Fatehpura, Udaipur
Operational Areas: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha.
Gayatri Seva Sansthan
Name of the NGO: Gayatri Seva Sansthan
Contact: +91-99826 17296
Emergency Helpline Number: +91- 88909 26243
Address: Hiran Magri, Sector-6, Udaipur
Operational Areas: Rajasthan, Haryana, and Himachal.
World of Humanity – Narayan Seva Sansthan
Name of the NGO: World of Humanity – Narayan Seva Sansthan
Contact: 0294-662 2222
Address: Head Office, Narayan Seva Sansthan Seva Dham Seva Nagar, Hiran Magri, Sector-4, Udaipur
Operational Areas: All over India and abroad (total 480 branches across India)
ARTH (Action Research and Training for Health)
Name of the NGO: ARTH (Action Research and Training for Health)
Contact: 0294-298 0075
Operational Areas: Udaipur (Mainly Badgaon)
Name of the NGO: Jatan Sansthan
Operational Areas: Udaipur
As active citizens of Udaipur, we are required to put a lid on the increasing issue of Child Labour in our city. If you ever encounter any incident where a child is being enslaved and exposed to serious harm or illness, please contact any of the NGOs given in the above list. It is time for us to Act now and End Child Labour!
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