There are still more than 168 million child labourers in our world today. This year’s World Day Against Child Labour has focused efforts on the fallout of conflicts and disasters, and how they are catalysts for pushing millions of children into labour or into the hands of traffickers. Stop Child Labour will continue to work towards realizing a world without child labour linked to the provision of education for all.
Stop Child Labour has managed to secure funding for a new programme Getting down to Business, that will run from 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2019 with support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme will built upon experiences and results in previous phases and continue to promote the concept of child labour free zones linked to a sector based approach of companies and CSR initiatives. By doing so, we expect to get more thousands of children out of work and back into school.
Stop Child Labour will share important lessons and experiences in order to motivate and inspire more companies and other stakeholders to take responsability and join the fight against child labour.