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Just recovery interventions can and should eliminate child labour

When 11 year-old Rashmi from India’s Beed district was told she would have to drop out of school and cut sugarcane on farms in less than a month, she had no other choice but to comply.
“I was not able to access classes online because we do not have a

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152 million reasons to end child labour by year 2025

By Timothy Ryan*
An African proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child, but one can also say that it takes the whole world to protect one child. Children today are faced with increasing challenges. When children should be playing, studying and enjoying their short yet foundational

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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 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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Observance of Child Rights Week at National & Local Levels

For the last 16 years, BSAF has been organising Child Rights Week at the national and district levels in Bangladesh. The Child Rights Week is commemorated every year with a variety of events in which a huge number of children participate. This year the Government of Bangladesh declared 05 October

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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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