END CHILD LABOUR:
2021 is the UN Year for the Elimination of Child Labour - join the fight to end this injustice
Today, 1 in 10 of the world’s children - 152 million - are still being forced to work and are denied their right to education and childhood.
2021 is the UN Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, yet due to staggering levels of global inequality, exacerbated by the unequal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children and young people being forced to work is expected to rise this year for the first time in two decades.
Child labour is not inevitable. It is the direct result of unjust political decision-making that impacts the world’s most vulnerable children. We know how to end child labour and the world has the means to make it happen. Enough is enough: it is time to ensure every child is learning in school, not working to survive
That’s why we are uniting as child labour surviviors, the world’s largest representative student unions, and the 100 Million campaign to invite student leaders across the world to host an event and campaign side-by-side with child labour survivor advocates to demand action.
Through a live video connection, we hope these events will build meaningful bonds of international solidarity between students and survivors to stand against this injustice together
Ending child labour is deeply interconnected with the fight for education access and equality. With children and young people engaged in child labour either denied the opportunity to attend school, likely to drop out early or attempt to combine their education with excessively long and heavy work. As student unions and associations, defenders of the right to a quality education for all, we feel strongly that it is our responsibility to unite with survivors in support of an end to this injustice.
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You can register your event below, even if your dates aren’t confirmed yet. A member of the 100 Million team will be in contact with you to connect you with a survivor to join your event, support your planning, and answer any questions.
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END CHILD LABOUR: YOUTH & STUDENT RESOURCES
Developed by youth activists with the 100 Million campaign, our action guide has been designed to support you to run an event in your community, school, college or university.
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FAIR SHARE TO END CHILD LABOUR FILM
Child labourers David from Kenya, and Kajal from India give an insight into the injustice they are enduring as part of the Fair Share to End Child Labour campaign. This short film is for you to use as part of your event, or to encourage people to join your event in advance.