Raising our voice to protect children
CCFC Paraguay and our partners work to promote World Day Against Child Labour
By Rosanna Menchaca, CCFC Paraguay communications manager
On Sunday, June 12th, 2016, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s (CCFC) Paraguay office, with local partner Dequeni, is promoting the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 2016 World Day Against Child Labour.
According to ILO, 168 million children around the world are engaged in child labour, including all supply chains from agriculture to manufacturing, services and construction. In Paraguay, the issue affects more than 416,000 children and adolescents each year, with nearly 50 percent working under the age of 14, in dangerous conditions – agriculture, services, public roads or garbage dumps.
Combined with a strong social media campaign, CCFC and Dequeni are working together to share information about child labour in schools, community centres and other public places, with an aim to getting the following messages out across Paraguay and beyond:
How can we end child labour?
1) Start the conversation: Talk to children and other family members about the global impact of child labour.
2) Report cases of child labour: Share any instances of children working to local authorities, or to national helplines. (In Paraguay, simply dial 147).
3) Participate in the municipal discussion: Ask local leaders about their policies on child protection, and how you can get involved.
4) Provide support: Help sustain programs which prevent and seek to eliminate eliminate child labour.
To learn more about CCFC’s work in Paraguay, please visit www.ccfcparaguay.org.
Visuals shared by CONAETI (National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Child Labour and to Protect the Work of Adolescents) with CCFC and Dequeni support