Stop Child Labour coalition

‘Stop Child Labour – School is the best place to work’ (SCL) is a coalition of the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb), Mondiaal FNV, Hivos, the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), Kerk in Actie & ICCO Cooperation and Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland. The coalition is coordinated by Hivos and cooperates closely with local organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin-America.

Stop Child Labour advocates for good formal education for children and a decent income for adults. We cooperate with local organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin America that are committed to getting all children out of work and into school. We promote the area-based approach to create child labour free zones: areas where the inhabitants are convinced that child labour should be eliminated and are prepared to take the necessary steps to get all children out of work and into school.

In addition, we promote child labour free products by drawing the attention of businesses and CSR initiatives to the need to eliminate child labour and, where possible, collaborating with them. We lobby with the government, the EU and national and international organisations for a more proactive policy against child labour, and call on citizens to make their voices heard. This way we aim to encourage active involvement and commitment by all stakeholders worldwide. Together we seek new ways to remove persistent obstacles to a world without child labour.