Child labour Afghanistan
An Afghan girl works at a brick-making factory in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan Reuters

Millions of children are engaged in paid or unpaid domestic, manual, agricultural and other forms of work worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Rooted in poverty, child labour hinders chances of gainful future employment, by failing to ensure all children are receiving an adequate education.

On the World Day Against Child Labour, launched in 2002 to focus on the global extent of child labour and its impact, these facts and figures reveal how widespread the problem is.