People in Need  Education  Highlights Stop Child Labour Campaign

Stop Child Labour Campaign

The campaign directs attention to the problematic of child labour in the world and its connection with the issue of poverty and heavily restricted access to education in developing countries. The campaign works on the assumption that child labour can be eliminated.

The campaign directs attention to the problematic of child labour in the world and its connection with the issue of poverty and heavily restricted access to education in developing countries. The campaign works on the assumption that child labour can be eliminated only if all children get access to free, full-time formal education. The goal of the project is to take part in the debate on the causes and connections of child labour in the world as well as on the effect our everyday consumer decisions have on children and communities in the developing world. The campaign is aimed at reminding the politicians of their international commitment in the field of development, children´s rights and education. Moreover, it is intended to stimulate corporations so that they make more determined effort in eradication of child labour from their supply chains. The campaign points out a key link between school attendance and solution to child labour.

Campaign Activities:

-    Website campaign on www.stopdetskepraci.cz

-    Initiation and creation of articles and interviews on child labour and corporate social responsibility, publication of special supplements in national newspapers, promotion and awareness campaign on the radio or television.

-    Organization of touring exhibitions on child labour.

-    In cooperation with the One World in Schools programme it creates methodological handbooks for teachers, sets of documentary films and didactic materials for primary and secondary school pupils.

-    Arranging foreign study trips to Africa for university students.

-    In cooperation with other non-profit organizations it attempts to stimulate corporations to accept and implement the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) concept and above all to strive to reveal child labour in their supply chains and to rectify the situation effectively.

-    Organization of social events for the public – information stands at summer festivals, educational workshops and lectures, public screenings of films on child labour and its context.

We cooperate with:

The international campaign Stop Child Labour is conducted by People in Need (the Rozvojovka scheme, The Variants Educational Programme, One World in Schools) and its partners: HIVOS and ICN from the Netherlands, Italian organization Cesvi and Danish IBIS.

The project is financed from EuropeAid, a fund administered by the European Commission.

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Email: pavla.zacalova@clovekvtisni.cz

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