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Children in Argentina advocate for their rights in commemoration of IDEP

According to recent data from the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA, 2018), in Argentina, child poverty increased to 62.5%; there are 8 million children deprived of basic human rights, 7 out of 10 children and adolescents are poor and 3 out of 10 live in a situation of extreme poverty. Moreover, child labor affects one in 10 children between 5 and 15 years old. In the case of adolescents aged 16 and 17, this figure reaches 31.9% nationwide. In both age groups, the percentage doubles in rural areas.