How brands working in India are being asked to help children
Coalition advocates for school, not work for children in India
CHENNAI, India — Activists are calling on brands sourcing products from India to map their supply chains and collaborate with local communities to boost school enrolment and uphold child labour-free zones, according to Thomson Reuters Foundation News.
“Brands must take responsibility and share their profits to help keep children in school,” A. Aloysius, founder of Social Awareness & Voluntary Education, a charity based in south India, is quoted as saying by Thomson Reuters.
Although many companies working in India don’t use child labour, there aren’t always audits to ensure children aren’t used when work is subcontracted out.
Millions of children in India toil on farms, in manufacturing or as domestic workers.
Social Awareness and Voluntary Education is part of The Stop Child Labour Coalition, which is encouraging the private sector, civil society and the government to work together to make positive change.
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