Impact stories

From child labour and forced labour to dreams of a better future

Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 28 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?

News | 28 September 2022
These are stories of the challenges and triumphs of children, adults, activists, and key partners across the world in the global fight to end child labour and forced labour. From Africa to Asia, factories to farms, you'll get various perspectives on the problem and insights into how, together, we can end it.


Funding for these stories is provided by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) under cooperative agreement number IL-30147-16-75-K-11 of the Project “Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour” (MAP16 Project) (GLO/18/29/USA). One hundred per cent of the total costs of the MAP16 project is financed with federal funds, for a total of USD 23,945,000.
This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of USDOL nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.