Posts tagged International Labour Organization
Girls Count; Count Girls

June 12, 2018 — On this World Day Against Child Labour, we remember the millions of girls in child “marriages” who have been missing for decades from global statistics and told by the international community that their forced labour doesn’t count. (Photo: Alexandra Lande /

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Out of sight, out of mind...

October 10, 2017 — Every year, millions of illicit weddings take place before girls reach the legal age of consent in their countries. The working and living conditions of a girl in an illegal “marriage” match the International Labour Organization’s own definition for the worst forms of child labour, but because the girls are "married," their work is treated as 'household chores' and isn't counted. (Photo: Shutterstock).

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