Nearly 1 in 10 children are subjected to child labour worldwide, with some forced into hazardous work through trafficking. An additional 9 million children are at risk due to the impact of COVID-19. Child labour interferes with children’s education, and kills a childhood.
Governments, companies and businesses can contribute to the elimination of child labour, including in all business activities and business relationship.
1Today, 160 million children are exploited as child labourers.
2Poverty forces children to work.
3Children are kept from school.
4Children employed by a business are often invisible.
5Child labourers end up in a cruel twist of fate.
6Companies and businesses have a role to play.
Young people like you can stand up for these children. Use your voice to ensure that the brands you buy from do not employ children in their factories. Ensure the chocolate you eat is not cocoa harvested by children. Together, let’s say #EndChildLabour today!