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WATCH: Special event on child labor

From Krysta Bisnauth, Freedom United

Freedom United held a special event on child labor yesterday 18 November. They were joined by Mavuto Banda, Jonathan Blagbrough and Faith Manyala, experts on child slavery and children’s rights who helped unpack the complexities of tackling forced child labor. 

You can now watch the full event here

Krysta writes:

This year is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour to achieve SDG 8.7 to end child labor in all its forms by 2025. This is an ambitious target and, with only four years to go, we explored whether this is achievable.  

We were inspired by how many of you tuned in to join this important discussion! During the event we explored interventions that could protect children from labor exploitation and whether children have the right to decent work – or if that is inappropriate.  

Watch the event to hear our expert speakers explored these questions and more. You can also take a deeper dive into this reading list:  

Read Mavuto Banda’s article on his experiences as a child worker.

Check out Jonathan Blagbrough’s research on child domestic workers in Tanzania 

Take a look at the ILO’s Child Labour Global Estimates 2020 report 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the discussion! If you can, please consider making a small donation so that we can keep bringing you events like these.   

In solidarity,  Krysta and the Freedom United team  

P.S. Keep up to date on all our upcoming events by checking out our events calendar


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