According to available data, more than 1 million children have to work in Turkey. Most of these children have to work in dangerous conditions. More than 400,000 work in migratory seasonal agriculture, whıch according to Internatıonal Labour Organızatıon is defined as one of the worst forms of child labour.
We aim to minimize or eradicate the risks we identify through our activities in our child protection program. In this vein, through our activities we target children who have to work in migratory seasonal agriculture, who are deprived of basic rights such as education, shelter or a safe and healthy living environment. In addition, we focus on Syrian children who had to leave their homes behind and who, due to forced migration, are left vulnerable to neglect, violence or abuse.
“Child labour is defined as a child’s involvement in dangerous activities that may impede a child’s cognitive, social or educational development. In Turkey, the crucial age is defined as 15. Legally, children under 15 cannot be workers.”