KATHMANDU, June 13: On May 27, a team from the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) visited the house of Lumbini Province Assembly Member Rekha Kumari Sharma in Dhumbarahi following a special information about child laborers at her residence. Upon arrival, the team discovered a 14-year-old girl working at Sharma's house.

Child labor continues to remain a pervasive problem even after three decades of collaborative efforts for its prohibition and regulation in Nepal. According to the Nepal Child Labor Report 2021 prepared by the International Labor Organisation (ILO), 1.1 million children aged 5 to 17 years are engaged in child labor (in 2018) compared to 2.6 million (in 1998).

TULSIPUR, Feb 20: Brick kilns in Tulsipur Sub-metropolis of Dang are found employing child labor. It has been found that there are around 350 child laborers working in the brick industries within the sub-metropolis.

GANDAKI, Jan 25: A study carried out on the carpet and garment industries shows that child labor in these industries has been declining.

A survey report on ‘Changing State and Prevalence of Child Labour in Carpet and Garment Industries in Nepal: Findings from a Nation-wide Survey” was launched on Friday at Yellow Pagoda Hotel, Jamal. The launch program was organized jointly by Child Development Society (CDS) and World Vision

ILO and UNICEF say child labor rises to 160 million marking the first increase in two decades

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has stated that Nepali girls and women are vulnerable to human traffickers.

GORKHA, Nov 4: Nepal Army, known for opening track at the toughest sites in the country has taken the responsibility of constructing the Benighat–Larke road track near the Nepal-China border. While the army is busy blasting rocks and leveling the track for further construction, children are also seen working alongside with their elder family members. They carry stones, clear the passage and dig the earth surface. Currently, the army is opening 118 kilometers of the total of 183 kilometers road section.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Nepal must remove all existing obstacles that hinder victims of torture and forced labor in filing complaints, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) said in a decision published in Geneva on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Minister for Labor Employment and Social Security Gokarna Raj Bista has vowed to end all forms of child labor, forced labor, human trafficking and modern slavery in Nepal.

Child labor rampant in Dhanusha

June 3, 2019 10:48 am

DHANUSHA, June 3: Dhanusha has become a growing hub for the ill practice of child labor. Of late, the number of child workers has been growing everywhere - from tea shops to eateries. Although the practice of child labor is an offense punishable by the law as per the constitution of 2015, the astonishing reality is that the practice is carried out in many parts of the country.

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DANG, May 19: Although the campaign against child labor and child marriage is creating waves at Tulsipur sub-metropolis in Dang district, cases of child labor and child marriage continue to be reported unabated here.

CHITWAN, April 9: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has launched a “National Master Plan 2075-2085 BS” to abolish child labor. The master plan aims to eradicate child labor from 50 local units in the first year.  The first stage has begun with a program targeting to abolish child labor from 17 such local units.

ROLPA, Dec 27: Two child labors working in Khanal Brick Klin, Chitwa were rescued after combined efforts from local child protection committee and school. The two children were taken to Chitwan from Tribeni rural municipality-2 after middlemen lured the parents.

MUMBAI, Oct 15: In a massive raid in Mulund, the Juvenile Aid Protection Unit (JAPU) rescued 21 underage labourers who had been brought from Nepal and Bihar for working in Mumbai.