Within the context of the SCREAM programme, an increasing number of young people, students and committed educators are organising and implementing SCREAM initiatives. Activities are often endorsed and supported by local and national governments, in particular Ministries of Education, including extensive teacher training programmes and involving local artistic groups.
Since its launch in 2002, SCREAM initiatives have been carried out in over 65 countries, both industrialised and developing, and the SCREAM Education Pack is now available in 19 languages, the majority of which can be downloaded from the SCREAM Education Pack and Resources section of this website. SCREAM has been implemented in a wide variety of ways, from initiatives through the ILO and its partners to independent initiatives.
Further examples of SCREAM initiatives can be found on the 12 to 12 Community Portal on Child Labour. The Portal was created with the aim of bringing together the experiences and achievements of different actors in the global community in their efforts to combat child labour. From single initiatives to group projects, the Portal highlights action taken and planned events from one June 12 to the following June 12, every day until child labourers are finally afforded the possibility to exercise their inherent rights as children. More information on the Portal can be found in the 12 to 12 Community Portal leaflet.
By registering on the Portal, each and every one of us can contribute to the campaign to stop child labour. You can share your knowledge and experience and link to what others have done.
Take action by:
- Uploading information regarding your awareness-raising activities, whether big or small, in schools and universities and with NGOs, government institutions, international organizations, workers’ and employers’ organizations, artists and journalist to take action against child labour. This may be a conference, public debate, your research or thesis, a theatre script, artwork, music, poetry or something else! You can also upload information regarding upcoming events, recent news, photographs and other images as well as link to useful websites related to child labour.
- Share your opinions with others. Using the Portal’s “Blog”, you can express your thoughts, comment on action that is being taken to stop child labour and offer suggestions for improvement.
- Create an online working group. You can set up a workgroup to share information and develop an initiative with others.
The ILO participates in the “International Organizations” community on the Portal by sharing major achievements of IPEC and their partners committed to the progressive elimination of child labour. Sharing information in this way will reinforce regional and thematic coordination while contributing to the worldwide movement against child labour.
The Portal also houses the think tank “The end of Child Labour: Together we can do it”. The think tank calls upon university professors, students, researchers, anthropologists, economists, sociologists, policy makers and other critical thinkers to share their knowledge to show the world that the end of child is within reach. Here anyone can upload their child labour related essays, theses, or any pertinent study.
Another interesting feature on the Portal is INCH for Journalism (International Network of Children for Journalism). Through INCH for Journalism young people use different forms of media – newspaper, radio, TV and other outlets - to learn how to inform about the inter-dependent world in which they live, with the focus on human rights issues and child labour in particular. School newsletters, press releases on, for example, debates on child labour, or articles from school newspapers and magazines can be uploaded.
For further information or assistance, our contact details are as follows:
International Labour Organization
4 Route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22