The Scandinavian company IKEA realized that most of the cotton that it purchases from India comes from cotton farms that employ small children, therefore it has invested in eradicating child labor through Save the Children program. This gave birth to a new program called, ‘Child Rights for Change’.
This programme has a network of 120 villages in Dholka and Viramgam in Gujarat. It reaches to 27,348 children in partnership with Save the Children. This program works for protecting issues of children defined by the Child Rights Act (The UN International Convention on Child rights accepted by the Indian Government in 1989). The focus lies on sensitizing communities in recognizing issues of child rights violation and child labor.
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