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2021 Month of Giving: GoodWeave International

par Sandy Wong juillet 02, 2021 2 lire la lecture

2021 Month of Giving: GoodWeave International

Since 2019, Rugs by Roo has designated one month out of each year as the Month-of-Giving where we'd donate to a charitable organization that we truly believe in.  This year, we have decided to donate 100% of our profits in the month of July to GoodWeave International.  


Why did we choose GoodWeave?



GoodWeave
is a non-for-profit organization that takes a holistic approach to ending child labour particularly in the rug and textile industry.  Their efforts over the years have spread through India, Afghanistan and Nepal.  

Sadly, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in school closures and wage losses.  It is predicted that a further 8.9 million children will be forced into labour by the end of 2022 as a result of rising poverty driven by the pandemic, reversing the progress that has been made over the past years. 

The latest global estimates indicate that 160 million children were in child labour globally at the beginning of 2020.  Of this number, nearly half were in hazardous work environments that directly endanger their health, safety and moral development.  The UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for an end to child labour in all forms by 2025 but such goals are currently threatened by the pandemic.  If radical change is not taken, the goal to eliminate child labour by 2025 will not be met and will be further pushed out for many years.  That is why the UN has designated 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor.  It is time to redouble our efforts to get back on track.  

To learn more, you can access the following resources:

GoodWeave International

Satyarthi Foundation

International Labour Organization Child Labour Global Estimates 2020

 


Sandy Wong
Sandy Wong

Being a mother to three kids and a beagle, I understand the struggles of trying to find the best for my children. Instead of spending hours researching which rug to buy, I hope to bring the best to you so that you can go back to spending time with those you love.


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