Have you ever asked yourself what you can do to contribute to the fight against child labour? Did you know that 12 June is the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) and that around this time thousands of children and young people in schools, universities and local groups organise events and activities to say NO! to child labour?
Use the information provided in this section to find out more about child labour and, through follow up and discussion with friends or within the family, initiate a process that can make a real difference in the lives of children. Use the activities that have been designed around the themes of successive World Days Against Child Labour and come up with ideas to involve motivated people in the community in a campaign against child labour. Awareness and solidarity can break the wall of indifference that perpetuates child labour.
Many initiatives are based on the SCREAM – Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media – approach. Refer to the SCREAM Education Pack for further activities to get involved in the fight against child labour using different forms of artistic media, such as drama, creative writing, music and the visual arts.
Remember to share your experience with others on the “12 to 12 Community Portal” on child labour. Once registered, you can upload information and photos of your group in action and thus ensure that your actions are shared with others throughout the world.