Reportage child labour around us 2012

Articles compiled in the publication were part of the ILO’s media fellowship. The fellowship was part of the campaign conducted by the ILO through its Child Labour and Education Project, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

If this situation persists, child labour may prove to be a time bomb that will complicate socioeconomic issues in Indonesia. The government has a limited ability to handle the issue of child labour as it only has to capacity to repatriate some 20,000 children back to school, or help them work in a better environment.