World Day Against Child Labor: Social Justice for All – End Child Labor!
In marking the World Day Against Child Labor this year, FIDA Nigeria seizes this significant occasion to remind all of the urgent need to eradicate child labor and safeguard the rights of children, particularly in our communities in Nigeria.
We find repeated infringements despite the fact that Nigeria is a signatory to and has ratified or domesticated conventions that ban child labor; it is therefore, sad to note that Child labor is still on the rise in our communities and we must aggressively tackle this evil menace that stifles the proper growth and development of children
Child labour has remained a pervasive issue that affects millions of children globally, depriving them of their childhood, education, and a safe environment
We demand social justice in this respect. In recent years, the term “social justice” has become just as prominent as “human rights. It’s essentially a concept of fairness, equitable division of resources, opportunities, and privileges in society
“The abolition of child labor is a cornerstone of the aspiration for social justice, through which every worker can claim freely and on the basis of equality of opportunity and treatment their fair share of the wealth that they have helped to generate”
To commemorate the “Day Against Child Labor,” FIDA Nigeria through her 45 branches will be organizing a series of events, including seminars, workshops, and awareness campaigns, to highlight the importance of ending child labor.
We invite individuals, organizations, and stakeholders to join us in this noble cause and effectively contribute to creating a world where every child’s right is protected, and their future secured.
FIDA actively supports initiatives that promote the enforcement of effective legislation against child labour, including the strengthening of child protection mechanisms. We work towards empowering communities to identify and report cases of child labour, providing legal aid and support to affected children and their families in line with the theme “Social Justice for All. End Child Labour!”.
FIDA reaffirms its dedication to fighting child labour through legal advocacy, awareness campaigns, and community engagement. We call upon governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and communities to unite and take concrete steps to end child labour and protect the well-being of children.
We firmly believe that every child deserves a childhood free from exploitation and the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.
Together, let us raise our voices, advocate for change, and take action to eliminate child labor.
Join FIDA and stand against child labor on June 12 and every day thereafter.
Amina Suzanah Agbaje (Mrs)