Today, June 12, is World Day Against Child Labor. Activists around the globe will rally for a reduction of child labor and an increase in students in classrooms. In 2013, more than 200 million children around the world are still involved in child labor.
Activities and events are being hosted all over today, including a short film event tonight in Washington, DC hosted by the Child Labor Coalition, which NCL coordinates and co-chairs, and will feature the American premier of Fisher of Kids, a film about child labor in Ghana’s fishing industry.
At the Goethe Institut, CLC will join with members of the nonprofit community to view inspiring films about child labor, welcoming German film director Steven Keen, American film director Robin Romano, and ex-child laborer, Perla Sanchez. World Day Against Child Labor is our opportunity to reinforce the importance of advocacy efforts and to strengthen the collaborative dedication of the non-profit sector. We hope you will join us in celebrating progress, while keeping in mind the continued suffering of the world’s children.
On this special day, take a moment to learn more about the negative effects of child labor, both at home and abroad, and to consider supporting our efforts.