Poverty, unemployment and difficult living conditions in Iraq have made the number of children involved in the labor sector more than (900) thousand children, according to approved statistics, despite the fact that the Iraqi constitution requires child, family and maternity care in accordance with Article 29 thereof, as well as the content of the Labor Law No. 37 of 2015, which provides for the prohibition of the employment of children under the age of 15.

On the day of fighting it. “Labor” ravages the bodies of 900,000 Iraqi children – Shafaq News (shafaq.com)

NIHR considers the number of working children a major problem that endangers their safety, in addition to most of them leaving schools, which threatens to lose their future and reflect on the future of the general development of the country, and that ignoring the finding of quick and effective solutions by the government is a repudiation of its obligations contained in international treaties and conventions on the protection of children’s rights ratified by Iraq.




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