End child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour is observed each year on 12th June. The 2022 theme for this day is Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour. The day aims to highlight the plight of working children and to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour. A 2022 International Labour Organization…

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Poverty Drives Child Labour

In a message sent to Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labor Organization (ILO), on the occasion of the fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor held May 15-20 in Durban, South Africa, Pope Francis said poverty and inequality, which are major factors in child labor exploitation, must be addressed. “While significant progress…

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Global Child Labour Estimates

Released ahead of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12th June, a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF  – Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward  – warns that progress to end child labour has stalled for the first time in 20 years, reversing the previous downward…

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Eliminating child Labour

The United Nations has proclaimed 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Many countries have committed to working towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Target 8.7 of this agenda is a commitment to end child labour in all its forms by 2025. While child labour has decreased by 38% in…

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Global 16 Days Campaign

The 16 Days Campaign is the longest running campaign to end violence against women. In 2018, Centre for Women’s Global Leadership, CWGL, adopted a multi-year theme, with a focus on ending GBV and harassment in the world of work to build support for a new international instrument. In June 2019, the International Labor Organization (ILO)…

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Covid 19 – Protect Children Now

Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025. It is estimated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that approximately one in ten of all children worldwide are currently in child labour. The ILO launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002…

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Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!

The International Day Against Child Labour is observed each year on 12th June. The theme for 2019 is Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams! Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Child labour occurs in almost all sectors, yet 7 out of every 10 of these children are working in agriculture.…

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International Domestic Workers Day

Domestic Worker have Rights In 2017, 21.3 million people worldwide are refugees displaced from their homelands. One of the few employment options available to women (and girl) refugees, who account for 50 per cent of this population, is domestic work. Working behind closed doors in private homes, many have few legal protections and regularly experience…

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Protect Children from Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour The World Day Against Child Labour was launched by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2002 to focus attention of the extent of child labour and the need to eliminate it. It is celebrated on 12th June each year. This year will focus on the impact of conflicts and disasters…

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Progress in Uzbekistan

ILO Monitoring in the Cotton Industry in Uzbekistan For a number of years ACRATH and other NGOs have been speaking out about child labour in the cotton industry in Uzbekistan. In a report released in February 2017 the International Labour Organization (ILO) indicated that organized child labor is now socially unacceptable in Uzbekistan and the…

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Child Labour in Supply Chains

World Day Against Child Labour “Child labour has no place in well-functioning and well regulated markets, or in any supply chain. The message that we must act now to stop child labour once and for all has been affirmed by the Sustainable Development Goals. Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of…

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Abusive and Fraudulent Labour Recruitment

A Call to Prevent and Respond In today’s globalized economy, workers are increasingly compelled to look for job opportunities far away from home, and many find employment in countries other than their own. While labour mobility brings benefits to millions of workers and their family members, for many it comes at a high price, particularly when…

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