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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) in many countries play a very prominent and visible part in the campaign against child labour: they play a crucial role in discovering. Read more...
12 JUNE 2012
WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR
“I giovani in azione per il 12 giugno ”
(Youth in action on June the 12th)
Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media
On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour promoted by the International Labour
Organization (ILO)1 which is observed on June 12th, a major celebration was held in Macerata at the San
Paolo Auditorium in Piazza della Libertà at 9.45 am to show the commitment of young people in promoting social justice and respecting human rights.
In the framework of a memorandum of understanding aimed at creating a training course designed to
promote cooperation and solidarity among the younger generations, the Province of Macerata decided to
join and support the international initiative called “I giovani in azione per il 12 giugno ” (Youth in action on
June the 12th). The initiative has been designed and developed by the LumbeLumbe ONLUS Association,
in collaboration with the mountain community called "Monti Azzurri" and the municipalities of Sarnano,
Monte San Martino, Penna San Giovanni and Sant’Angelo in Pontano.
In the context of the Global Campaign Against Child Labour promoted by the International Labour
Organization intended to serve as a catalyst for the worldwide movement against child labour, the initiative
is divided into several phases in an effort to raise awareness and call attention to the issues of globalization,
labour rights and child labour. The project is based upon the SCREAM methodology - (Supporting
Children's Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media) - promoted by the ILO’s International
Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC). Translated into 20 different languages and
disseminated in eighty countries, the SCREAM methodology aims to leverage the creativity and knowledge
of young people and to encourage their active participation and social commitment.
The programme has actively involved 150 boys and girls aged 5 to 26 years, supported by 20 young tutors
from the LumbeLumbe Association who participated in a training programme aimed at fostering a sense of
responsible glocal citizenship (global vision and local action) among young people. The boys and girls
involved in the various municipalities have created unique, sizable (3.5 x 7, 8 meters) works of art of deep
symbolic value in support of the Global Campaign Against Child Labour.
Designed to be disseminated in schools at all grade levels and eventually in universities, the methodology
offers a unique opportunity to open new horizons for younger generations. It aims to engage them in
experiences that stimulate critical thinking, foster debate and solidarity, and instill in them a sense of social
responsibility based in to knowledge and reflection, thus empowering them to become young advocates
promoting a culture of human rights in their communities.
The 5 paintings were served as an appeal to the public, drawing the attention of civil society and the media,
and were exhibited along with those canvases created by LumbeLumbe tutors during their training in
Romeand in the Marche region. The paintings were officially presented to the respective municipalities in
the week prior to the World Day Against Child Labour and then in Macerata for the celebration on June
12th. They were on exhibit throughout the day and were available to the public in facilities at local
institutions including the University and the Municipality of Macerata.
Local authorities, together with officials from the International Labour Organization and schools involved
in the project, took part in the celebration, which had showed young people how valuable and important
their social commitment is to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals promoted by the
United Nations. This action launched an important message of solidarity and responsibility and allowed the
young people involved to join a worldwide network of youth committed to the fight for social justice
through the 12to12 community portal.
The event was held in the San Paolo Auditorium, kindly made available by the University of Macerata
and was opened to the public; some seats were reserved for invited guests.
The grassroots popular movement: "Global March Against Child Labour" will host and organize an International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture with support from the ILO. The conference will be held on 28-30 July 2012 in Washington D.C., USA.
The Global March is built on solidarity and constructive and coherent collaboration between civil society, trade unions and teacher organisations. It has been a long-time partner of the ILO, particularly its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), and other organisations, including UNICEF, and has an established reputation worldwide as a respected child rights organisation.
Agriculture is the sector where most child labourers can be found. Worldwide 60 percent of all child labourers in the age group 5 - 17 years work in agriculture, including farming, fishing, aquaculture, forestry, and livestock. This amounts to over 129 million girls and boys. The majority (67.5%) of child labourers are unpaid family members. In agriculture this percentage is higher, and is combined with very early entry into work, sometimes between 5 and 7 years of age. However, agriculture remains a sector where limited progress has been made to address child labour and where programmes are still under-developed.
The Conference will be attended by key partners from UN, inter-governmental, employer, farmer and trade union organisations, civil society organisations and others to share knowledge and capacity, build and strengthen innovative and strategic partnerships and establish a strategic platform of action and follow-up, including for Roadmap 2016 and National Action Plans on Child Labour.
For more information, visit the Global March website: http://www.globalmarch.org/
Crianças e adolescentes protagonizaram o lançamento da campanha do Dia contra o Trabalho Infantil em Brasília
Apresentações de crianças e adolescentes marcaram o lançamento da campanha junto com autoridades e redes de proteção infantojuvenil
A campanha foi lançada nesta terça-feira (12) no auditório do Ministério da Justiça com a apresentação da adolescente Gabriela Emily de Souza (14 anos) e Wellington Viana (10 anos, do Coletivo da Cidade, instituição que desenvolve atividades com crianças e adolescentes na Estrutural, em Brasília. No lançamento da campanha, cujo tema este ano é “Vamos acabar com o trabalho infantil – Em defesa dos direitos humanos e da justiça social”, dados do IBGE relativos ao trabalho infantil no Brasil foram apresentados pelo Fórum Nacional de Prevenção e Erradicação do Trabalho Infantil, ao que se seguiu a fala de autoridades e integrantes do FNPETI.
O evento foi aberto pelo coral de crianças da Associação Viver, que cantaram as músicas “É Preciso saber Viver”, “Canção do Amigo” e “O Caderno”. Dois jovens do projeto ViraVida, do SESI, fizeram apresentação de hip hop. As crianças e adolescentes foram recebidas pelo Zé Plenarinho, personagem da Turma do Plenarinho da Câmara dos Deputados.
A ministra Maria do Rosário, da Secretária de Direitos Humanos da Presidência da República marcou presença e afirmou que o crescimento econômico do Brasil só pode existir sob o marco de um desenvolvimento mais amplo, “nós temos o desafio de extinguir a exploração do trabalho infantil no país”, afirmou.
A secretária executiva do Fórum Nacional de Prevenção e Erradicação do Trabalho Infantil (FNPETI), Isa Oliveira, afirmou que a diminuição de 13% no trabalho de crianças e adolescentes entre 10 e 17 durante uma década é pouco expressiva. “Mantendo esse ritmo de redução o Brasil não alcançará a meta de eliminar as piores formas de trabalho infantil até 2016”, conclui.
"O trabalho infantil é quase permitido pela sociedade quando falamos de crianças de baixa renda. É como se a sociedade dissesse: "é melhor estar trabalhando do que estar no crime ou na droga'. Como se a criança de baixa renda tivesse apenas essas duas opções, o trabalho ou o crime, como se ela tivesse nascido sem o direito de ser criança", afirma a deputada federal Erika Kokay (PT-DF), da Frente Parlamentar Mista em Defesa dos Direitos Humanos da Criança e do Adolescente.
Na entrada do auditório ficaram expostos cartazes com desenhos de crianças e adolescentes da Estrutural que participam das atividades do Centro de Convivência, da Associação Viver e do Coletivo da Cidade, espaços onde as crianças participam de atividades culturais, de lazer e esportivas na Estrutural, em Brasília.
No mesmo dia, à tarde, e no dia seguinte pela manhã, foi realizado no Parque da Cidade o “II FestAr - Criança que Brinca não Trabalha”, onde as crianças e adolescentes participaram de oficinas de pipa e cata-vento e troca de brinquedos, cujo objetivo é chamar a atenção da sociedade para a proteção dos direitos da criança e do adolescente, por meio do resgate de brincadeiras populares.
A campanha é coordenada pelo Fórum Nacional de Prevenção e Erradicação do Trabalho Infantil (FNPETI) em parceria com os Fóruns Estaduais, a Organização Internacional do Trabalho (OIT), Fundos das Nações Unidas para a Infância (UNICEF), Ministério Público do Trabalho, Conselho Nacional do Ministério Público, Ministério do Trabalho, Ministério do Desenvolvimento Social, Secretaria dos Direitos Humanos/PR, Ministério da Saúde, Secretaria de Estado de Desenvolvimento Social e Transferência de Renda (SEDEST) do Distrito Federal, Plenarinho da Câmara dos Deputados e Fundação Telefônica.
Sobre o dia 12 de junho
Em resposta a essa situação de trabalho infantil no Brasil e no mundo, a Organização Internacional do Trabalho (OIT), desde 2002, com o intuito de chamar a atenção da sociedade e dos governos para o grave problema do trabalho infantil, incentiva à realização de mobilizações no dia 12 de Junho – Dia de Combate ao Trabalho Infantil – instituído pela organização.
Ao longo dos últimos anos, a data tem ganhado importância e o reconhecimento da sociedade brasileira. Constitui-se, portanto, como um momento de sensibilização, mobilização e potencialização dos esforços empreendidos no combate e prevenção do trabalho infantil no Brasil.
Fotógrafo: Edson Gês, SEDEST
12th June Red Card to Child Labour Campaign
WHAF-Nepal celebrated Red Card to Child Labour Campaign which uses the symbol of the Red card to raise awareness in preventing, challenging and eliminating child labour through advocacy campaign. We tried to collect visible support from people against child labour issues with the mobilization of youth.
l To draw attention and raise awareness about child labour issues
l To empower domestic youth & lead them to global citizen by actively participation
l To develop the solidarity with civil societies, government, organizations, school & colleges, media, etc
l To raise the voice up to the concerned authorities in and out of Nepal
School Relay Red card Campaign
Place : School, Colleges & Other Educational Institution
Participants: Students of School & Youth
Schools involved: Standard Co-ed School, Mount Glory English School, and Divya Gyan School & Intensive School
ü Students were provided with the orientation about the Campaign
ü Each school’s club member organized campaign in their school
ü They explained about Child labour issues, Red Card campaign & its importance
ü They exhibited collected articles & drawings to raise awareness among students & even teachers
ü They distributed Red card & key rings as a campaign materials
ü They collected visible support through photo & signature
ü They also collected fund through sale of Key ring & donation for Khusi Home
ü School Relay campaign came out to be very encouraging & awareness raising event
12th June Red Card to Child Labour Campaign
Date : 12th June 2012
Place : Basantapur Durbar Square
Participants : Youths & Members of the club formed at different Educational Institution
ü All the club members and other responsible agencies got together at the Basantapur Durbar Square.
ü Demonstration of campaign materials to act as a Red card to Child labour.
ü We explained people about 12th June WDACL & Red Card to Child Labour Campaign
ü We also exhibited students articles from different school
ü People actively participated on the campaign & showed their visible support & solidarity
ü Club members & volunteers supported this campaign with their all effort
ü We also collected fund through Key ring & donation for Khusi Home
ü We succeeded to create awareness among the people around to some extent
ü We mobilized school students as youth to conduct the campaign
ü This campaign also helped to built network with schools, media & other agencies
On the 12th of June 2012, SCEAD Foundation was part of rallies, which occurred all over the World, against child laborers.
2 laks students in Bangalore (India)
SCEAD: 800 students
Free child laborers, bonded laborers and street kids!
Convite para as atividades do Dia Mundial organizadas pelo Fórum Nacional de Prevenção e Erradicação do TrabalhoInfantil no Brasil
Andreas Hackl für derStandard.at
Did you know that around the world, agriculture is the sector where by far the largest share of child labourers is found – nearly 60 percent?
In fact, more than 129 million girls and boys aged 5 to 17 years old work in the agriculture sector, which includes crop and livestock production as well as foresty and fishing activities. Agriculture is one of the three most dangerous sectors in terms of work-related fatalities, non-fatal accidents and occupational diseases, and approximately 59 percent (or 70 million) of all children in hazardous work aged 5–17 are in agriculture.
It is important to note that not all activities that children participate in within this sector are considered as "child labour." Some participation in family farm activities can teach children valuable life skills, build pride and self-esteem, and contribute to family income and livlihoods. Children, should not, however, participate in hazardous activities that may harm their safety, health, morals or developmental well-being.
To tackle the pressing issue of child labour in agriculture and support decent work initiatives for youth in this sector, the ILO developed a global, inter-agency advocacy team of labour and agriculture stakeholders. Since 2007, the International partnership for cooperation on child labour in agriculture (IPCCLA) has brought together the ILO, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), (formerly) the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP), and the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF).
IPCCLA supports collaboration between labour and agriculture stakeholders to better address child labour in agriculture. Knowledge exchange and policy collaboration between labour and agriculture organization are key to ground policy and legislation on child labour to the rural economy. Collaborating with ministries of labour, ministries of agriculture, departments of fisheries and forestry, agricultural extension services, farmers' organizations and cooperatives, agricultural producer organizations and agricultural research bodies, agricultural workers unions, bring together very different areas of technical expertise and understanding of child labour issues. A multidisciplinary perspective provides innovative solutions to promote child labour elimination and decent work for adults as part of sustainable agriculture.
Specifically, the IPCCLA aims to:
Are you interested in learning more about child labour, youth employment and decent work in various agriculture sub-sectors? If so, visit the FAO-ILO Working Together webpage - "Food, Agriculture and Decent Work" - which is continually updated with new information and IPCCLA activities: http://www.fao-ilo.org/fao-ilo-child