Stop Child Labour aims to eliminate all forms of child labour and to ensure formal full-time and quality education for all children, at least until the age of 15. The campaign calls on consumers, companies, governments and international organisations in Europe to be part of the solution. Besides, local organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin America work on the principle that 'no child should work; every child must be in school'. In doing so, the campaign works towards increasing and strengthening so called ‘Child Labour Free Zones’.
Stop Child Labour makes no distintion between the 'worst' and 'less severe' forms of child labour. We work towards formal fulltime education for every child, based on international agreements and conventions.
A Child Labour Free Zone is a place where no child labour exists and where all children go to school. This could be a village or a plantation. In a child labour free zone everyone is convinced that children belong in school and not in the workplace. Everyone cooperates to completely eliminate child labour and get all children into school.
MVFoundation in India - the founder of the Child Labour Free Zone approach - has been working on getting working children to school for more than twenty years. More than 1 million (!) children now go to school instead of work. MVFoundation has become the benchmark for all other organisations in the Stop Child Labour campaign. Read the success stories of our partner organisations.