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Virtual March Against Child Labour

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Context

To mark this year’s World Day Against Child Labour as well as the 20th Anniversary of the Global March Against Child Labour (Global March), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Global March and will organize a joint event on 4 June 2018 during the International Labour Conference (ILC) at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.  The event, in the form of a panel discussion, will see the participation of dignitaries and panellists including the ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder, Nobel Peace Laureate, Mr Kailash Satyarthi, Global March youth, a SafeYouth@Work champion, as well as workers’ and employers’ representatives.

Given the “Generation Safe & Healthy” thematic focus of the World Day in 2018 and in light of the Global March 20th Anniversary, the panel discussion will focus on the need for accelerated action to end hazardous child labour and improve the safety and health of young workers of legal working age, with a particular focus on the situation of girls in child labour and young female workers.

In the spirit of reminiscing the historical march and as well as to revitalise the worldwide movement against child labour of two decades ago, Global March will hold a ‘virtual march’ online throughout the month of May 2018, in the lead up to the ILO-Global March event on 4 June 2018 in Geneva/ World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. While much has been achieved since 1998, there is still a long way to go to end child labour.  The virtual march seeks to mobilise voices across different online platforms through diverse mediums on this issue, engaging stakeholders such as children, youth, the Board Members of Global March, employers’ and workers’ organizations, influencers, parliamentarians and civil society, among others. The virtual march will raise awareness on child labour to advocate for the universal ratification and implementation of the key child labour Conventions, i.e ILO Conventions Nos. 138 and 182, as well as the achievement of SDG Target 8.7. The march will also create a buzz online to change the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of people towards children in child labour, empowering a new generation of people to say no to this form of violence against children and to promote decent work for youth of legal working age.

Call to Action

  • Reminisce and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Global March and spread awareness on ending hazardous child labour and improving the safety and health of young workers, with a particular focus on girls and young female workers.
  • Call to action to advocate for the universal ratification and implementation of ILO Conventions Nos. 138 and 182.


Participate in Virtual March Against Child Labour

To participate in Virtual March Against Child Labour, you can post, like, share and comment on the following social media posts on Twitter and Facebook. Just download the pictures, copy the tweet or the Facebook post and post it on your Twitter or Facebook timeline. Don’t forget to tag us.

Join the Virtual March Against Child Labour on Global March’s Facebook page from 1 May-12 June 2018 here 

https://www.facebook.com/events/142052253307104/


Twitter Posts

Please tag @kNOwChildLabour and @ILONoChildLabour to allow us to track our reach and retweet.  Photos can be tagged up to 10 handles (use for partners, organisations etc.)

Hashtag for the Virtual March: #NoChildLabour and #20YearsofGlobalMarch


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20 years ago 7 million people marched across 5 continents to demand for @ILO Convention 182. Yet, children still toil in hazardous work and other worst forms of child labour today. Join us to ask Govts. to ratify and implement the Convention. #NoChildLabour #20YearsofGlobalMarch

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Today, 73 million children are still engaged in hazardous work which affects their health, safety and morals. Let’s act now to end hazardous child labour and build a safe and healthy generation. #NoChildLabour #20YearsofGlobalMarch

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Say it with us: No TOOLS IN TINY HANDS, ONLY BOOKS ONLY TOYS. This World Day Against Child Labour we’re fighting using the same slogan as in 1998. Governments, employers, workers, teachers’ associations, NGOs and others, let’s do our bit today. #20YearsofGlobalMarch #NoChildLabour

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For the 152 million children in child labour – the 64 million girls and the 88 million boys – who can barely be heard.  Let’s speak out for them and say #NoChildLabour  #20YearsofGlobalMarch

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We won’t stop until every child is receiving quality education everywhere. Until every child is free to play. Until every child can dream. Until the number 152m becomes zero.  Until there is #NoChildLabour. On #20YearsofGlobalMarch we are still marching. Join us.

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We’re standing up for what we believe in. For every child to be safe, healthy, educated and free from child labour. We are calling for #NoChildLabour and to promote decent youth employment. Join us #20YearsofGlobalMarch

Facebook Posts

Please tag @globalmarch and @ILONoChildLabour to allow us to track our reach and share/like:

Hashtag for the Virtual March: #NoChildLabour and #20YearsofGlobalMarch:

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In 1998, 7 million people marched across 5 continents covering 80,000kms to raise awareness on ending the worst forms of child labour. The march was led by children formerly in child labour and victims of violence against children. The march changed the course of history and @ILO Convention 182 came into being. With #20YearsofGlobalMarch our march is still on to see an end to child labour and to advocate for governments to ratify and implement the key ILO Conventions Nos. 138 and 182. Are you with us? #NoChildLabour

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NO TOOLS IN TINY HANDS, WE WANT BOOKS WE WANT TOYS! This was the slogan that shook the world in 1998 and made all stakeholders listen to the demands of the most vulnerable children. It was a time when the children stood up to demand for their rights to education and freedom from child labour.

On #20YearsofGlobalMarch we are fighting with the same enthusiasm, recalling the same slogan to seek attention of world leaders, governments, employers, workers, teachers’ associations, NGOs and other stakeholders to do their bit for children. Join the movement. Say #NoChildLabour

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With concerted efforts we have reduced the number of children in child labour to 152 million. Among them, 73 million children are still in hazardous work which endangers their health, safety and morals. We are not doing enough to protect them.

This World Day Against Child Labour we are calling upon governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations to make proactive efforts to protect the most hard to reach children and to ensure their safety and health. #NoChildLabour #20YearsofGlobalMarch

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For the 152 million children in child labour – the 64 million girls and the 88 million boys. For the 73 million children whose safety, health and wellbeing is undermined at every drop of their sweat. Let’s speak out for them and give them a voice to say #NoChildLabour #20YearsofGlobalMarch

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We won’t stop until every child is receiving quality education. Until every child is free to play. Until every child is free to dream. Until every child is free from child labour. Until 152 million becomes zero. Join our movement to amplify our voice and efforts. #NoChildLabour #20YearsofGlobalMarch

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We are standing up for what we believe in. For every child and young worker to be safe, healthy, educated and free from child labour. For decent work for youth of legal working age. We are still marching to call upon all stakeholders to believe in #NoChildLabour. Are you with us? #20YearsofGlobalMarch

 

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