MGLI Hosts Webinar on Eliminating Child Labor
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MGLI Hosts Webinar on Eliminating Child Labor

MGLI Hosts Webinar on Eliminating Child Labor

On June 12, 2020, The Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute (MGLI), Ahmedabad, hosted a webinar on ‘Strategies to Eliminate Child Labour’ on June 12 to commemorate World Day against Child Labor.

Dr. Helen Seker, the Senior Fellow at VV Giri National Labour Institute, Dr. Kingshuk Sarkar, Joint Labour Commissioner, West Bengal, Pushpa Joshi, Child Education Specialist, UNICEF, Gujarat, Divyesh Sonavane, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Gujarat, and Indrajeet Chauhan, Project Manager, Gujarat State Child Protection Society, was the expert speakers at the webinar, which saw the participation of 79 persons from across the country.

MGLI Hosts Webinar on Eliminating Child Labor

The expert speakers deliberated on the recently amended laws related to child labor and protection. They also covered various aspects of the effectiveness of the laws on the health and education of children.

Representatives of governments of Gujarat and West Bengal apprised the participants about the various policy initiatives taken by them. They also expressed apprehensions that poverty will rise because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and that this could lead to a higher incidence of child labor.

MGLI Hosts Webinar on Eliminating Child Labor

The sessions were followed by an open house discussion.

Several useful and practical suggestions were received during the webinar for eliminating child labor. These recommendations will be compiled and submitted to the state government for examination and implementation.

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