Global Child Forum's post

"Providing a living wage is a crucial step towards addressing child labour, particularly in sectors like agriculture that are vulnerable to climate change impacts. A living wage helps to break the cycle of poverty by contributing to community development because they foster economic stability, empower local economies, and, of course, support the overall well-being of the community. Stronger communities are more equipped to address the root causes of child labour." - Katarina Mellstrom, Secretary General Global Child Forum.
The latest episode of The SDG Insider podcast initiated by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) looks at the importance of agriculture and fishing when it comes to ending hunger and poverty. The conversation also touches upon how children are often affected, as the agriculture, aquaculture and fishing sectors continue to have the highest share of child labour compared to all other sectors, and how companies should do better.
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  • George Kariuki

    20 w

    I agree with Katarina Mellstrom that providing a living wage to agricultural workers is a crucial step towards addressing child labor.

    • Rotich Kim

      20 w

      A child should be embrace and support as it is here where our environment and climate come , young generation love environment and majority of them participate in planting trees today

      • Munene Mugambi

        20 w

        I agree that by provision of a fair wage, we can stop child labour even because the children will not be forced to lend a hand to providence if the parents can handle the responsibility

        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          20 w

          By drawing attention to the prevalence of child labor in agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing sectors, the quote underscores the need for companies to prioritize responsible practices and contribute to broader global goals of ending hunger, poverty, and promoting sustainable development. The podcast episode serves as a platform for further discussion and education on these crucial issues.

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