Child Labour

Domestic Violence Awareness

Bihar accounting for 8.9 percent of the child labor in India in the 5 to 14 age group (Census, 2001). The state faces the challenge of getting its children into school, not work. The total number of children as main workers (working for more than six months) is about 0.54 million, while children in marginal work (who work for less than 6 months) is approximately 0.58 million (Census 2001). Some industries – hand-knotted carpets, gemstone polishing, brassware, glass, footwear, construction, textiles, silk, fireworks – are especially guilty of using child labor. They prefer children because they have deft fingers, they are not unionized, they can be bullied easily, and they cost a pittance. The working conditions often result in debilitating diseases. The Organization organized an awareness workshop against Child Marriage on 22-09-2019 at Primary School Rahmatganj Masaurhi district Patna. Jamui District Jhajha and Sono Block

 About 206 participants including CBO leaders, women PRI members, village heads, youth, Village stakeholders, SC/ST representatives, etc. participated in the workshop. The practiced participatory approach to discuss child labor issues. Resource person detailed on different aspects of Child labor. 

Highlights of program

Awareness

Literacy is a key for socio-economic progress, and the Indian literacy rate has grown to 74.04% (2011 figure) from 12% at the end of British rule in 1947. Although this was greater than a sixfold improvement, the level is well below the world average literacy rate of 84%, and of all nations, India currently has the largest illiterate population. Despite government programs, India’s literacy rate increased only “sluggishly,” and a 1990 study estimated that it would take until 2060 for India to achieve universal literacy at the then-current rate of progress The 2011 census, however, indicated a 2001–2011 decadal literacy growth of 9.2%, which is the slower than the growth seen during the previous decade. Bihar has a total literacy rate of 63.82%. Overall Males and Female literacy rate is 73.39% and 53.33% respectively. The total Rural literacy rate in Bihar is 43.9%. In rural areas of Bihar, Males and Female literacy rates are 57.1 and 29.6 respectively. In 2011, Jamui had a population of 1,760,405 of which male and female were 916,064 and 844,341 respectively. In the 2001 census, Jamui had a population of 1,398,796 of which males were 729,138 and the remaining 669,658 were females. The average literacy rate of Jamui in 2011 was 59.79 compared to 42.43 in 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 71.24 and 47.28 respectively. For the 2001 census, the same figures stood at 57.06 and 26.32 in Jamui District. Total literate in Jamui District was 858,588 of which male and female were 534,385 and 324,203 respectively. In 2001, Jamui District had 476,261 in its district.

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