- 217 million children ages 5-17 are involved in child labor around the world.
- The nominal wages for women are 17 percent lower than men’s.
- Every year, roughly 1.2 million children are trafficked to work in agriculture, mining, factories, armed conflict, and commercial sex work.
- In certain regions, women provide the majority of agricultural labor (70 percent) and produce 90 percent of the output, while remaining unrepresented in budget deliberations.
- 30 percent of all children are child labor workers in the least developed countries.
- Women own less than 5 percent of agricultural land in North Africa and Western Asia, and roughly 15 percent in sub-Saharan Africa.
- There are 126 million children worldwide working in hazardous conditions and undergoing physical and sexual abuse and humiliation by their employers.
- Men outnumber women in paying jobs (despite some progress to close the gender gap) and furthermore, women are frequently victims of more vulnerable forms of employment.
- In order to put an end to child labor, it would cost roughly $760 billion over a 20-year period of time.
- Women make up 50 percent or more of migrant workers in both Asia and Latin America.
- 73 million working children are less than 10-years-old.
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Sources: Compassion, UNIFEM, Good Weave, UN