Speak up on behalf of 150 million child laborers

One hundred fifty million children—150,000,000—are estimated to be involved in child labor worldwide.1 That’s nearly half the population of the United States.

In Asia and the Pacific, 77.8 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are engaged in child labor, which is about 1 in every 10 children in that region.2

World Day Against Child Labor

June 12 is World Day Against Child Labor, where we can especially focus on children in Asia and around the world who are at risk of being caught in slavery or some other form of child labor.

This little girl lives in a slum in Asia. Many children in slums start working at an early age due to the financial constraints on their family, doing jobs like picking through trash, working in small hotels or doing domestic work.3

God sees each child caught in child labor, slavery and sex trafficking. And He cares for the fatherless and the oppressed!

This month, would you join us and lift your voice for child laborers?

Please visit our webpage for World Day Against Child Labor, where you can learn more about this injustice, how Gospel for Asia is helping thousands of at-risk children in Asia, and how you can pray.

Thank you for being a voice for the voiceless—like little child laborers—and making a difference in their lives.

1 UNICEF Data: Monitoring the Situation of Women and Children, 2016
2 Asian Development Bank, At the Margins: Street Children in Asia and the Pacific, 2003
3 World Day Against Child Labor – gfa.org