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 Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MTPE rescues 10.084 children who had been working and punish to 168 companies

A few hours after the celebration of the World Day Against Child Labour, the Ministry of Labour and Women's led a social urban awareness intervention about the magnitude of this problem that affects the future of more than two million children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years old, according to the National Household Survey 2008 of the National Statistics Institute (INEI). The conference, which had the slogan "Men at Work, children studying" and "Women at Work, girls at school" was conducted in 150 corners of the country in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labour (CPETI) and the Telefónica Foundation.

Thus,they distributed material about the problem of children labor and the need to eradicate it, and spread, through posters, the need for children to study. Characterization was also associated with child labor jobs such as cleaning cars and selling candy in the streets.

Participants included officials from the involved institutions, artists and persons discharged from the Program “Proniñothat Telefónica Foundation runs to insert into education to working children.

(Source: El Peruano NewsPaper)

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