“The most recent ILO global child labour estimates for the year 2012 show that despite important progress there are still 168 million children worldwide trapped in child labour, accounting for almost 11 per cent of the overall children population. Children in hazardous work that directly harms their health, safety or moral development make up more than half of all child labourers, numbering 85 million in absolute terms.” (ILO Report 2015)

The period set for the elimination of child labour, 2016 is here with us. However, the worst forms of child labour such as sex-trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children still thrives even in the most ordinary urban centres. Thus, Lensthru is committed to supporting measures that extend social protection to vulnerable children, guaranteeing rights of children at work and expanding social dialogue that ensures inclusivity and participation in social actions.