COVID-19 and Child Labor: Challenges and Recommendations
Who’s behind it? – Verité (2020)
How can it help? – As is the case in most crises, the most vulnerable in society will feel the worst impacts of COVID-19. Children, especially those from poor communities, are at particular risk of exploitation as parents fall deeper into poverty during the ensuing economic crisis and face appalling choices about how to sustain their families. Some may feel forced to send their children into the labor market while others seeking employment risk being trafficked for forced labor.
This resource presents how COVID-19 may be increasing risks for children, and shares recommendations for companies on how to address these risks.