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    Busting the myths about child labour

    Did you know that the majority of child labourers work in agriculture rather than in sweatshops?

    Although there is more media coverage of child labour in sweatshop-like conditions, the industrial sector - which includes sweatshops, factories, construction sites and mines - accounts for 7.2 percent of child labourers.

    If you want to avoid buying products that could be made with child labour, you need to look beyond where they were manufactured to where the raw materials came from, for example, the cotton that is planted and harvested to make a t-shirt.

    To help end child labour, having the right facts is the best way to start. Learn about the five big myths surrounding child labour today.

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