A boy sells mangoes at a beach in Mumbai, India. The Indian government has passed legislation to prohibit children between 14 and 18 years old from engaging in hazardous occupations. However, children under 14 are allowed to work in non-hazardous family enterprises and entertainment occupations. Photo: EPA

Ending child labour requires collaboration and patient work

Kanie Siu says the encouraging drop in the number of child workers over the years shows the problem can be effectively tackled by working together

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A boy sells mangoes at a beach in Mumbai, India. The Indian government has passed legislation to prohibit children between 14 and 18 years old from engaging in hazardous occupations. However, children under 14 are allowed to work in non-hazardous family enterprises and entertainment occupations. Photo: EPA
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