Sadly child labour has increased for the first time in two decades. Worldwide there are now 160 million children in child labour. Any work that deprives children of their childhood is defined as child labour. A child who is forced to work instead of play loses her easy laughter and her chance to learn in curious and creative ways. But for some children and families, they have to work because their survival depends on it.
Last month we launched our Action Pledge to Eliminate to Child Labour by raising awareness and inspiring local actions among our global network of over 200,000 students and members of our community. We need to work together to address this injustice.
The Action Pledge Tool Kit for July was created by our network in Australia coordinated by Anne Muirhead with contributions from Janeen Murphy, Leonela Tilman and Margaret Mary Flynn ibvm.
To access June’s Action Pledge Toolkit, click here.