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On the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour, Muslim Aid has expressed unity with organisations who stand firmly against child labour in domestic work. Millions of children, young boys and girls, across the globe are engaged in child labour and are vulnerable to exploitation. They are forced into domestic work with low income and are prevented from access to education, healthcare and basic necessities of life. These children are often kept hidden from public eye and have to travel far from their houses in isolated areas to work. Cases of child abuse are common in domestic work places and often go unreported or un-noticed even when taken up by NGOs working with children for corrective measures.
A spokesperson for Muslim Aid said: “Child labour is wrong and every possible action needs to be taken to put an end to it. Children are our future. Muslim Aid as a community and organization is fully committed to the welfare of children worldwide.”
Through Rainbow Family child sponsorship programme, Muslim Aid supports orphans, destitute and disables children in giving them a brighter future. A small investment in children’s future can prevent them from mistreatment and getting into child labour. In addition, Muslim Aid also runs education programmes for children in the poorest areas of the world and uses education as a tool for development and bringing children out of poverty. Muslim Aid is also dedicated to tackling the root causes of child labour.