Posts tagged child labour
Child Marriage is Child Labour

June 11, 2019: Each year on June 12, the International Labour Organization (ILO) commemorates the World Day Against Child Labour to focus global attention on the extent of child labour and the actions needed to eliminate it. We urge the ILO to direct its focus on SDG Target 5.3, which calls for the elimination of "all harmful practices, such as child, early, and forced marriage." For the truth is obvious: Child marriage is child labour within the ILO's own definition. (UN Photo / Martine Perret)

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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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Thank you, teachers. And one more thing.

October 5, 2017: On World Teachers' Day, AIDS-Free World urges teachers to advocate for the millions of illegally married girls missing from classrooms around the globe – and to urge the International Labour Organization (ILO) to recognize that child marriage is child labour. (Photo:

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