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Child Labor Increasing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The number of children working globally, including in extremely hazardous roles, has been dropping steadily over the last two decades. Between 2000 and 2016, there was a net reduction of 94 million children in the labor force. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to rollback progress in this area. When families experience severe financial shocks, more children enter the workforce to try to meet their basic needs. Further, emergency lock-down measures taken in response to the global pandemic may have jeopardized systems put in place to protect at-risk children. What does this mean for Sustainable Development Goal 8.7, which seeks to end all forms of child labor by 2025? Join GlobalWA members ChildFund International, Human Rights Watch, and Amplio as they discuss the current state of child labor and what their organizations are doing to keep this target on track.

SPEAKERS

Anne Goodard
CEO
ChildFund International

Zama Neff
Executive Director – Children’s Rights Division
Human Rights Watch

Lisa Zook
Quality Assurance Manager
Amplio


Who:

Everyone

Where:
Zoom Webinar

When:
Friday, September 25, 2020
10:00am – 11:30am PT

Cost:
GlobalWA Members: Free (email Pratima@globalwa.org for member code)
Non-members: $25

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Website:
https://app.etapestry.com/cart/GlobalWashington/default/item.php?ref=639.0.685961247

Venue

Virtual Meeting
WA United States