No to Child Labour in Domestic Work

World Day Against Child Labour June 12, 2013

This year’s annual World Day against Child Labour will put the spotlight on the plight of child labourers in domestic work.  The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will release a report entitled “Ending child labour in domestic work: Protecting young workers in domestic work from abuse and exploitation”.  The study explains that children involved in domestic work are often vulnerable to physical, psychological and sexual violence and abusive working conditions. 

The International Labour Organization and its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), in partnership with an array of renowned conductors, musicians, musicians’ organisations and music education bodies, is launching its “Music against Child Labour” Initiative in June 2013.  The Music Against Child Labour Initiative calls for musicians, orchestras, choirs instrumentalists and singers of all genres worlwide to dedicate one concert in their planned repertoire between October 2013 and December 2014 to the struggle against child labour. For more information on this initiative click here.

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