Day Against Child Labour
Almost one in ten of all children worldwide are in child labour. They are working to harvest the cocoa for the chocolate we eat, to mine the minerals that go into our electronic devices and jewellery and to pick the cotton that goes into our garments. Especially during this International Year to Eliminate Child Labour we are called upon to advocate against the practice of child labour. Child labour is work that deprives children of their dignity, their childhood and their right to an education.
The Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 committed to end child labour by 2025. The current situation with Covid-19 threatens the hard work done to reverse this problem over many years.
June 12 is the International Day Against Child Labour. Mark this day by committing to take action. Here are some suggestions:
- make slavery free choices when you purchase chocolate, tea, coffee, sports equipment, garments and electronic goods.
- talk to your family and friends encouraging them to make slavery-free choices.
- display the ACRATH poster highlighting the International Day Against Child Labour in your school, staffroom or place of work. Click here to access the poster.
- help raise awareness about this issue by posting your commitment on social media using the hashtag #endchildlabour2021.