Launch of Equidade para a Infância, the new platform in Portuguese
With less than a decade left to meet the goal of the worst forms of child labor, we find ourselves in a critical situation as based on the second report of the World International Labor Organization, this goal will not be achieved by the year 2016.Currently, one in ten children in Latin America is engaged in some form of labor, and the total number of working children and adolescents is currently over 200 million worldwide. The international community has stated that the persistence of child labor is one of the greatest failures of development. Therefore, in addition to the approaches to combat poverty, it is necessary to discuss how to transform the current conditions of inequalities and inequities that restrict and hinder the realization of child rights in Latin America.
These challenges encourage us to improve the understanding and action related to the problems of childhood in Latin America. They are the driving forces behind the launch of our Portuguese platform, Equidade para a Infância. We invite all of you to participate in this debate through the important initiatives that are underway in Brazil.
These challenges drive us then adding strength to improve the understanding and action on the problems of childhood in Latin America. This is the landmark that opened our platform in Portuguese: Equity for Children. We invite all and all, to participate in this debate through the important initiatives undertaken in Brazil, as the country strives to enrich the view on the situation of children and adolescents in the region of Latin America. Click here to visit the new Portuguese site.