In 1997 the International Day against Child Slavery was created to honor the memory of Iqbal Masih, a Pakistani boy who after escaping from forced labor dedicated himself to the fight for children’s rights but was killed on April 16, 1995.
It seems unreal to imagine that child slavery exists in these times, but unfortunately it is a reality that affects more than 200 million children worldwide. These children find themselves taking on illegal, dangerous and degrading jobs. Child slavery continues to affect the most vulnerable population, hence the importance of raising awareness and demanding its eradication.
We cannot ignore this terrible situation that affects millions of children in the world. This is why it is important that each of us raise our voice to denounce this situation.