World Vision Mexico carries out actions to raise awareness against child labor

World Vision Mexico carries out actions to raise awareness against child labor

  • Within the framework of the World Day Against Child Labor, World Vision Mexico carries out municipal and community actions to prevent child labor in agricultural communities
  • In Mexico, there are 3.2 million children and adolescents from 5 to 17 years old who work; 30% do it in agricultural activities.  
  • Campos de Esperanza is a World Vision Mexico project, funded by the United States Department that seeks to prevent child labor in agricultural fields in the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz.

The 89.4% of children and adolescents who work do so in non-permitted occupations, and more than 1 million do so in dangerous activities. Among the dangerous activities are work in the field in which they may be exposed to toxic substances, dangerous processes, long working hours, dehydration, transport of heavy loads, among others, which can impair the development of girls and boys.

Another of the major problems to which children and adolescents are exposed when starting work activities is school dropout: 29.3 millones de población infantil de 5 a 17 años, 2.1 millones no asisten a la escuela (7.2%).

What is World Vision doing?

World Vision, through the Campos de Esperanza Project, will carry out actions to raise awareness and prevent child labor by addressing this issue from four approaches: impact on the three levels of government, work with the private sector, communication for development and education.

Within the framework of World Child Labor Day, World Vision, in coordination with government institutions, civil and private society, will carry out events and activities at the municipal and community level to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents in Mexico. Among the institutions with which he works are the Government of the State of Veracruz, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, SIPINNA Veracruz, the Executive Secretariat of SIPINNA Oaxaca, the Government Secretariat of Oaxaca and the National Chamber of the Sugar and Alcohol Industry.

  • Conferencia Contra el Trabajo Infantil en Oaxaca

Oaxaca, 7 de junio 2019

A través del Proyecto Campos de Esperanza, la organanización SiKanda y World Vision invitan a la conferencia “La Educación como herramienta contra el Trabajo Infantil”, a partir del del Diplomado de “Estrategias para Mejorar el Bienestar de la Niñez en la Educación Básica”, que se está realizando en coordinación con el Instituto Estatal de Educación Pública de Oaxaca, la Defensoría de los Derechos Humanos del Pueblo de Oaxaca y el Gobierno del Estado de Oaxaca.

  • Inauguración de Mural contra el Trabajo Infantil en Oaxaca

San Miguel Soyaltepec, Oaxaca, 8 de junio 2019.

World Vision en coordinación con la organización SiKanda realizará la inauguración del mural contra el trabajo infantil en una comunidad del municipio de San Miguel Soyaltepec, Oaxaca. El mural fue elaborado por el artísta voluntario Fredy Cruz como parte de las actividades planeadas por el marco del Día Mundial Contra el Trabajo Infantil. En el mural vienen representados elementos culturales de la región para respetar las costumbres y tradiciones de los habitantes, al tiempo de compartor el mensaje de sensibilización. Este mural es el primero que se realiza como parte de un plan y ruta artística que se llevará a cabo en las comunidades donde se implementa el proyecto. En total serán 15 murales entre los municipios de Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa y San Miguel Soyaltepec para sensibilizar y llevar el mensaje de prevención del trabajo infantil y bienestar de los niños, niñas y adolescentes.

  • Acatlán Pérez de Figueroa Sports Meeting, Oaxaca

Acatlán de Perez Figueroa, Oaxaca, June 11, 2019

To promote a culture of sport, companionship and the right to play, World Vision will hold a Sports Meeting with secondary schools in the municipality of Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa. In total, there will be a participation of 190 teenagers who will compete in soccer and volleyball in the men's and women's branches.

  • Forum Against Child Labor in Veracruz

Xalapa, Veracruz, June 12, 2019 - World Day Against Child Labor

he objective is to present an overview of child labor in the entity, as well as the main efforts of the public sector, private sector and civil society and identify coordination actions at the municipal and state level to address the problem of child labor. The forum will be held in coordination with the Government of the State of Veracruz, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, SIPINNA Veracruz, the Ministry of Government and World Vision Mexico.

  • Forum Against Child Labor in Oaxaca

Oaxaca, June 12, 2019. - World Day Against Child Labor       

The forum is being held based on the collaboration of World Vision and Sikanda, based on the Campos de Esperanza project, in coordination with the Executive Secretariat of SIPINNA Oaxaca, which is addressed to public servants who are members of the Inter-Institutional Commission for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor and the Protection of Adolescents Workers in Age Permitted in the State of Oaxaca and institutions linked to the guarantee of the rights of children, academia and private sector, where the challenges of the public, private and academy sector for prevention and prevention will be identified. Eradication of child labor in Oaxaca, as well as knowing the different effects that child labor generates on girls, boys and adolescents

  • Concurso de Dibujo en alianza con la CNIAA

Veracruz, 13 de junio 2019

El objetivo es involucrar a niños, niñas y jóvenes en la prevención y erradicación del trabajo infantil en la Agroindustria de la caña de azúcar, en el marco del Día Mundial Contra el Trabajo Infantil 2019. Este concurso es una iniciativa de la Cámara Nacional de las Industrias Azucarera y Alcoholera (CNIAA) coordinada en conjunto con World Vision México como parte del Proyecto Campos de Esperanza, la Unión Nacional de Cañeros (CNPR), Asosiación de Técnicos Azucares de México (ATAM), la Unión Nacional Productora de Caña de Azúcar. El tema del concurso es "Children do not work in the field, they play and build their dreams." The contest is aimed at children and adolescents aged 12 to 15 years. It will be held in the state of Veracruz and will be supported by the dissemination of 6 sugar mills.

  • Drawing Contest at the community level in Oaxaca and Veracruz

Oaxaca, 24 de junio de 2019

As part of the closing of the activities of the month, a drawing contest will also be held at the community level in the 24 towns of Oaxaca and Veracruz where the Campos de Esperanza Project is implemented, which is aimed at all primary and secondary levels,

  • Training Workshop Against Child Labor in Veracruz

Xalapa, Veracruz, June 26 and 27, 2019

The workshop “Risks faced by child laborers and agricultural laborers” is being carried out in conjunction with the Federal Attorney's Office for the Protection of Girls, Boys and Adolescents, whose objective is to raise awareness among the population, of the importance of respecting and enforce the rights of children and adolescents in contexts of risk, in which their rights may be violated. The training is aimed at public servants so that they know and understand the problem faced by farm children.

ABOUT FIELDS OF HOPE

The Campos de Esperanza Program is an international cooperation initiative, funded by the United States Department of Labor and implemented by World Vision Mexico, in conjunction with the implementing partners: Solidaridad Internacional Kanda, A.C. (SiKanda) and Fund for Peace A.C .; with the purpose of preventing child labor and promoting the improvement of working conditions in migrant farming communities in Oaxaca and Veracruz in the sugarcane and coffee sectors.

The program has been designed to carry out a comprehensive approach to the problem of child labor, including the following actions: Sensitize communities and agricultural workers to promote the eradication of child labor, school reintegration, health and safety in agricultural work together with The public and private sector. 

ABOUT WORLD VISION  

We are a global humanitarian organization that works for children and adolescents to live free of poverty, protected and in sustainable communities. We work in 8 states of the Republic in about 370 communities, in which we work directly through 18 field offices.

We develop capacities in children and adolescents to be agents of transformation, in addition to working together with the communities so that they can be prepared for any emergency or disaster caused by natural phenomena.

In Mexico, we have been operating for more than 30 years, inspiring a dignified life for children through health, education, nutrition, rights, economic development and emergency care programs. We work together with families, communities, government and civil society organizations to achieve the integral well-being of girls and boys.

en_USEnglish
es_MXSpanish en_USEnglish