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On June 2, the IUF – affiliated Agricultural Workers’ Union of Kyrgyzstan together with the ECLT, ILO/IPEC and the government representatives launched a 10 day national campaign for the elimination of child labour in agriculture that will last till June 12.

During the campaign a green bus with the slogan “Harvest for the future: agriculture without child labour” will be traveling around four regions and nine provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic where cotton, tobacco, rice and other crops are cultivated. The campaign has started in the capital Bishkek at “Dordoi” wholesale market and will be finished on June 12 in Nookat province of Osh region, which is a tobacco growing area in the South.

At every location where the bus stops, the professional actors perform a stage play on child labour and will show the animated film “Children Voices Against Child Labour”.
There are also photo and essay competitions on “No to Child Labour”. A brochure with the results of medical examination of children working in tobacco, rice and cotton will be distributed.