This summer, we are highlighting the various forms of modern slavery affecting Indian communities.
Child labour has been present in the Indian economy throughout history. It is illegal for Indian children under the age of 14 to be in employment. Despite this, millions of Indian children are working - many in dangerous occupations (including mining and brick-making.)
See our factsheet below for details:
Our programmes emphasise the protection of children, and we work with frontline groups to facilitate school enrolment, village vigilance, and awareness-raising amongst other protective measures. .
Download the factsheet here: