Fast Facts

10 Stats about Women and Girls on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021

Of the 152 million children trapped in child labor, 64 million are girls [source]. 73 million

Child Soldiers

The countries identified by the US government in 2018 as using child soldiers: Burma, Democratic

How many child workers die in the work place in the US each year?

In 2015 and 2016 we averaged 27 teen work deaths a year compared to 72.5 deaths in 1999 and 2000.

Hazardous Labor

In 2012, more than half of child laborers—85 million—are in hazardous work (down from 171

Latin America and the Middle East

There are 13 million (8.8%) of children in child labor in Latin America and the Caribbean  

Child labor among girls is falling…

Child labor among girls fell by 40% between 2000 and 2012, compared to 25% for boys.   Source:

The Philippines

The Philippines has 2.9 million child laborers but in its 2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child

Child Domestic Servants

According to an ILO report in 2013, 10.5 million children work as domestic servants around the

Child Mining

An estimated 1 million children perform hazardous work in mines around the