Music Against Child Labour
Dedicate a Concert or a Song
Music is a universal language. Although we sing in every tongue, it also expresses emotions we cannot say in words. It links us all. Together, the world of music can raise its voice and instruments against child labour.
All children have the right to their childhood: to learn, to play and to grow in safety. Yet, today, 168 million girls and boys are still trapped in child labour, 85 million in its worst forms – slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, illicit activities or hazardous work. Many are deprived of education.
Music Against Child Labour calls upon the musicians of the world – whether you are a soloist, in a band or ensemble, orchestra or choir – to dedicate one concert in 2014 to the fight against child labour. The global Music Against Child Labour Initiative was launched in 2013 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), International Federation of Musicians (FIM), FESNOJIV and a host of international music personalities. The campaign calls on musicians, bands, ensembles, orchestras and choirs to dedicate concerts and songs, in 2014, to the fight against child labour. By doing so we are able to raise awareness around one of the most important issues of our time and move one step closer to eliminating child labour once and for all.