Children work on World Day Against Child Labour

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Children work on World Day Against Child Labour
In this photograph taken on June 11, 2015, thirteen year old Indian boy, Sonu helps his father load bricks onto a horse cart at a brick kiln, on the outskirts of Jammu on the eve of World Day against Child Labour. World Day against Child Labour is held every year on June 12 and is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In this photograph taken on June 11, 2015, twelve year old Indian girl, Kavita works at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Jammu on the eve of World Day against Child Labour. World Day against Child Labour is held every year on June 12 and is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor still remains widespread in India engaging in work that deprives them of education and other basic freedoms.

These moving photographs of children working on World Day Against Child Labor, shows only a fraction of the estimated 13 million children who work all over India.

World Day Against Child Labor was first observed in 2002 and was sanctioned by the International Labour Organization. The organization's aim was to highlight and bring awareness to the astounding number of children that are at risk and vulnerable to exploitation.
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