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
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
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
This new video Ghana Union Fights Child Labor in Cocoa Production, is produced by the General Agricultural Workers’ Union of Ghana (GAWU) with support from the Solidarity Center. The video documents how GAWU is using the collective power of its 30,000 cocoa farmer members and their families, together with their communities, school authorities,
Originally published on Counterview.org
In August 2020, Global March Against Child Labour released an evidence-based report, providing an overview of the situation of child labour with a gender lens in sugarcane harvesting in India. The report highlights that children are pushed into hazardous child labour due to structural poverty among harvesters,
In June 2020, Global March Against Child Labour launched a survey called “COVID-19 and Child Labour Survey” asking its active civil society members in Africa, Asia and Latin America about their biggest concerns and challenges in their fight against child labour amidst the COVID-19 crisis. 40 Civil society organisations
We asked the founder of Grassroots Organisation for Human Development (GODH) Lahore, Mr Nazir Ahmad Ghazi, a few questions about their work on child rights in Pakistan:
GODH has been a long term member of the Global March Against Child Labour from Lahore, Pakistan. You can support their work by
Read our Theory of Change on Child Labour in Supply Chains
Global March Against Child Labour (GMACL) has identifed addressing child labour in agriculture in particular, and in domestic and global supply chains in general, as the key priorities that need attention, intervention and resources if the world is to make significant progress towards zero child labour by 2025.
The Global March against Child Labour in the South American subregion, made up of organizations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru support the statement made by the National Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labour in Brazil in response to statements by President Jair Bolsonaro in