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Chairperson’s Statement on Latest  ILO-UNICEF Global Estimates on Child Labour

Global March Against Child Labour
At the last Global Conference on Child Labour in Argentina in 2017, the relatively good news was that the number of child labourers had dropped to 152 million.  That progress has now been threatened by the COVID-19 crisis.
In mid-2020 the Global March Against Child

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Child Labour in Agriculture and COVID-19: The Tale of Two Pandemics

By Gazal Malik
Edited by Riya Singh Rathore, Kavita Majumdar
At least 1.01 crore child labourers in India, aged between 5 and 14, are engaged in agriculture, hazardous industries, service establishments, and domestic work (UNICEF n.d.). The agriculture sector is the biggest employer of children who are involved in dangerous

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Here’s how we make 2021, the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, count

After the tumult and uncertainty unleashed by the Covid-19 crisis in 2020, the new year once again signals fresh hope and resolve. For the global anti-child labour community, we are particularly looking forward to 2021 being the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
The issue of child labour

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Report on Child Labour and Education during COVID-19 in Central America (CA) by Global March Members

On June 17, Global March members from Central America organised a virtual meeting on quality and inclusive education in times of COVID-19. The CAMPAIGN x EDUCATION of the Global March in Central America was presented. This campaign as well as the discussions held during the event were based on a regional reflection on

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Report on Child Labour and Education during COVID-19 in South America by Global March Members

Global March carried out a study to analyse the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on child labor and education, collecting information from each of the following seven South American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru*.
On June 9, Global March members from South America in collaboration with

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CCH Develops Protection Unit, Legal Support Desk for Women and Children in Distress

A Child Protection and Development Unit was established at Jaffna Teaching Hospital by CCH. Through this help-desk, child abuse cases can be reported and children and women who are in distress can have their immediate needs met. 
Under this project, a legal desk was also established for providing free legal

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Our Founder

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labour since 1980. Child labour is a human rights issue that has staggering effects on poverty, illiteracy and humanity. Mr. Satyarthi and the grassroots movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 85,000+ children from exploitation and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation.

As a worldwide campaigner, he has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour, which is a worldwide coalition of NGOs, Teachers’ Unions and Trade Unions active in 103 countries. Mr. Satyarthi’s efforts led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on worst forms of child labour in 1999.

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Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children's Rights

Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children's Rights’ is an active group of members of parliament from different countries, spanning across continents working together to create awareness about children rights and ways to implement those rights into local and international law, fulfilling the parliamentarians' primary obligation as legislators. The Parliamentarians work within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

While the idea of bringing together Parliamentarians across countries and regions is not new, the notion of “Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children's Rights” has still not caught on, especially on issues of human rights, particularly slavery and child labour. This initiative aims to transform Members of Parliament into global champions of children's rights.

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