To identify violations
KRG human rights commission to conduct research on begging
ERBIL, January 31 – The Independent Commission for Human Rights is currently gathering information and conducting research on child begging, focusing on identifying and documenting rights violations.
Coordinating with police stations, the commission is undertaking a thorough investigation into this issue. Mona Yaqo, head of the commission, told 964media, “We are determining the extent of child involvement in begging, the impact on their rights, and their exclusion from education. Our aim is to research these cases, compile reports, and identify the specific violations involved.”
Alongside this, the commission is also focusing on child labor. Yaqo added, “Addressing the issues of child begging and labor is crucial for the well-being and future of these children.”
The commission’s investigation sheds light on the complexity of child begging and labor in the Kurdistan Region. Economic hardship, lack of education, and societal factors are considered potential contributors to these issues. The role of families, employers, and systemic challenges in perpetuating child labor and begging are also being examined.
Data from Kurdistan’s Child Protection organization indicates the presence of over three thousand child laborers in the region, underscoring the significance of the commission’s work.