CWISH along with various governmental and non-governmental stakeholders celebrated world day against child labor on June 12, 2018 under the theme 'generation safe and healthy at work'. This year’s world day against child labor was celebrated with much enthusiasm and grandeur manner. Keeping the long tradition of celebrating this particular day, CWISH organized following activities with the wider participation of various stakeholders.
1. Corner gathering against child labor
With the initiation of Department of Labor, a corner gathering against child labor was organized on June 12,2018 at Basantapur, Kathmandu. CWISH actively participated and facilitated overall process of the gathering. Around 1000 people participated in the corner gathering. GokarnaBista,Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security, representatives from CCWB (Central Child Welfare Board), CPC (Child Protection Committee), Municipalities of Kathmandu and Lalitpur district along with various civil society organizations. The program began with presenting a “KachariNatak” (Forum theatre) by Shailee theatre where artist portrayed the situation of child labor in Nepal along with the role of various governmental and nongovernmental organizations to protect/rescue those children. Towards the end of the program, the representatives from different governmental stakeholders presented their view point on the situation of child labor in Nepal and how can it be minimized. They also felt overwhelmed to be the part of the campaign program and were grateful to everyone for their presence and effort to make the day a success.
2. SMS campaign
Newly elected leader at the local level government and other stakeholders from the different working districts of CWISH were sent SMS to highlight the problem of child labor and motivate them to make their areas free from child labor. Mayor, Deputy Mayor and ward chairperson all the working districts were sent the messages. Around 500 SMS were disseminated from 10th -13th June, 2018.
3. Media Campaign
Various medial including social networks has been mobilized to raise awareness on child rights, specifically rights of child labor.
3.1 Radio PSA
Public Service Announcement (PSA) promoting rights of child labor have been developed on the occasion of world day against child labor. These PSAs are aired in 14 municipalities outside Kathmandu, namely, Biratnagar,Rajbiraj, Ratnanagar, Birgunj, Bharatpur, Pokhara-Lekhnath, Tulsipur, Ghorahi, Nepalgunj, Dasarathchand, DipayalSilgadhi, Chandrapur, Janakpur, Kanchanrup Times a day and will be played for six months. The PSA is played through local stations in each municipality.
3.2 Television/Radio Program
News 24 as CWISH media partner, Interaction program with Ministry has been played in the NEWS 24. Esteemed personnel have spoken for the rights of child labor. Radio Program “Aaja Ka Kura” covered the issue of Child labor on 12 th June, 2018.
3.3 Press Release
A press release on child labor published accommodating the main finding of recent research conducted by CWISH on the issue of domestic child labor.
3.4 Social Networking Sites
Social networking sites, Face book have been mobilized to create frenzy about world day against child labor. Posters, brochures have been posted and shared through CWISH's facebook page. On June 12, 2018 corner gathering against child labor organized by DOL at Basantapur, Kathmandu and invitation was disseminated through email to the participants.
4. National Workshop on Need of Child sensitive social protection to eliminate child labor
National Workshop on Need of Child sensitive social protection to eliminate child labor organized to celebrate the day. Representatives from Ministry of Labor, MOFAGA, DOL, Police, different NGO/INGOs and other stakeholders were participated in the program. The major focus of the workshop was to disseminate a paper presentation on importance of Child sensitive social protection to eliminate child labor and to hold a discussion among the present stakeholders.
5. District level program
On the occasion of World Day Against Child Labor(12th June,2018), an interaction program was organized by CWISH in Dhadhing Districts to discuss on child labor issues of the district.
6. Development and Dissemination of the crux of Child Labor Bill
Crux of child labor bill was prepared and disseminated by CWISH to focus and sensitize about the major legal provision related to child labor.