A human chain comprising of around a 100 children raising slogans against child labour was today organized on the occasion of Anti Child Labour Day, by the Centre of Development Initiative (CDI) jointly with the Ferrando Domestic Workers Alliance and National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) near Dighali Pukhuri Guwahati on Sunday.
The children mostly belonged to the marginalized families , were school going children, some school drop outs and some children of the domestic workers who were members of the 1000 strong, Children’s parliament and Child Friendly Guwahati (CFG) centres spread across the state.
“The human chain has been orgainsed to attract attention from the people of the city against child labour and rising crime against the children,” said coordinator, Sr. Teresa, CDI.
The human chain is a part of the weeklong awareness campaign to celebrate the International Domestic Workers Day on June 14th which will also see a postcard campaign on June 14th by the Domestic Workers of the state. This will be followed by a rally by the domestic workers on June 16th.
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