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Lanzan campaña “Más derechos laborales-Menos trabajo infantil” en favor de la niñez

INFOnews
INFOnews

World Visión y Caritas de Honduras, son dos organizaciones no gubernamentales que promueven los derechos de la niñez a través de una campaña que lleva por nombre “Mas derechos-Menos trabajo infantil”, con el fin de reducir la explotación infantil y respetar los derechos laborales de los menores de edad.

El no acceso a la educación, mala alimentación y pobreza extrema son factores que inciden en la explotación infantil y que obligan a los pequeños de este país a sumergirse a temprana edad en el exhaustivo mundo laboral.

El mundo
El mundo

Según el código de la niñez y las leyes internacionales ya establecidas, indican que los derechos fundamentales de los niños deben ser: El derecho a una familia, a una vivienda digna, acceso a la educación y salud, entre otros.

Sin embargo, las cifras de niños trabajando son alarmantes, ya que según reportes del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), se registra que al menos unos 400,000 niños laboran en este país, prevaleciendo este flagelo en el área rural.

Rosaleni Tumpanillo, 7, carries sugar cane stalks in a field near the village of San Juan del Carmen, where she now lives. She helps her family plant sugar cane some afternoons. Rosaleni’s family lived in a makeshift tarpaulin shelter in their previous village, which had no school and no transportation to the nearest schoolhouse in the eastern lowlands. Her siblings spent their days cutting cane and doing household chores. In San Juan del Carmen, children no longer have to work in the fields, although many help their parents plant cane or clear the fields to supplement the family income. [#9 IN SEQUENCE OF FIFTEEN] In June 2011 in Bolivia, legislative reforms and government efforts in health, education and other basic social services are improving the lives of children and families. Nevertheless, over half of the country’s 10.4 million people – more than 40 per cent of whom are children – live in poverty, with 26 per cent living in extreme poverty. An estimated 310,000 children work, sometimes in dangerous conditions, to help support their families. Tens of thousands of children, some as young as six years old, have traditionally worked in the sugar cane harvest and in mining, the two harshest jobs in the country. Children working in the sugar cane harvest also frequently drop out of school. Over the past decade, however, the number of children working in the sugar cane harvest has dropped from 8,000 to less than 1,000 thanks to initiatives providing stable schools and basic infrastructure in communities. For example, the impoverished village of San Juan del Carmen in the eastern department of Santa Cruz, now has permanent schools and teachers. The village is surrounded by cane fields and has no electricity, but residents live in their own homes – instead of in temporary harvesting camps on the lands where they work. And its children attend school, as well as work part-time to help their families. Two of the village’s four schoolhouses have been built with support from the regional government and UNICEF, which has also helped install a well and build a football pitch there. UNICEF and its partners are also supporting efforts to completely eradicate child labour in the sugar cane harvests, as well as other health, education and protection interventions.

Debido a esto, la campaña Futuros Brillantes dirigida por World Visión y Caritas de Honduras, busca difundir mensajes sobre el tema tales como; promover la educación como pilar del crecimiento y desarrollo de todo niño y que estos deberían trabajar únicamente por sus sueños.

La campaña ya se está viralizando a través de redes sociales y medios de comunicación del país para sensibilizar a la población en cuanto a la protección de los niños que representan el futuro y el cambio de una sociedad.

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