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Alleviation of poverty, inequality must to eliminate child labour

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  • 12th June, 2022 08:36:07 PM
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Alleviation of poverty, inequality must to eliminate child labour

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Speakers on Sunday said more than one and a half lakh children are engaged in hazardous labour in Dhaka city alone.

They said this child labour increased rapidly during the Corona epidemic and one of the main causes of child labour is poverty and inequality.

Therefore, poverty and inequality must be reduced in order to eliminate child labour, they said at a human chain programme.

Marking World Child Labor Prevention Day, non-governmental development organisation Action for Social Development (ASD) organised the programme in front of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at in the capital. 

ASD executive director MA Karim, project officer Gul-e Jannat Jenny, supervisor Syed Shahinur Rahman and others spoke on the occasion.