ILO / CHILD LABOUR

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Marking the World Day Against Child Labour, celebrated every 12 June, Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi said that there is still a lot to be done to stop child labour, “if the world can reach out to Mars, why can’t we reach out to every single child who is in danger?” ILO
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STORY: ILO / CHILD LABOUR
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SOURCE: ILO
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DATELINE: 4 JUNE 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE

SHOTLIST:

FILE – ILO – 2013, MALAWI

1. Wide shot, child labourers pick tobacco leaves

FILE – ILO – 2015, PHILIPPINES

2. Wide shot, Child labourers sort charcoal

FILE – ILO – DECEMBER 2017, ANTSIRABE, MADAGASCAR

3. Various shots, child labourers in stone quarry break rocks, and child labourers carry bricks in brickyard

4 JUNE 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Global March Against Child Labour:
“Today we know that how the number of child labourers has decreased from more than 250 million to 152 million. We have also seen that larger number of children were able to go to schools. We have also seen progress in restoring child rights and human rights in many countries during these 20 years. So a lot has been achieved but it is not enough. If the world can reach out to Mars, why can’t we reach out to every single child who is in danger?”

FILE – ILO – DECEMBER 2017, ANTSIRABE, MADAGASCAR

5. Various shots, child labourers in stone quarry break rocks, and child labourers carry bricks in brickyard

4 JUNE 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Global March Against Child Labour:
“I understood through my fight against child labour in India and South Asia that it is not an isolated problem of one or another country. It has to be tackled globally. So on one hand we had to build a strong social movement, but on the other hand we had to have strong laws. And our demand was ILO Convention Against the Worst Forms of Child Labour.”

FILE – ILO – DECEMBER 2017, ANTSIRABE, MADAGASCAR

7. Various shots, labour inspectors carry out child labour inspection on streets
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Dera Randrianarivony, Labour inspector:
“She’s afraid of the repercussions, so she’s not telling the truth about her real situation. So we encourage children to know their rights and encourage the employer to obey the law.”
9. Various shots, Sarobidy training centre, girls in classroom learn computer skills
10. Wide shot, girls dancing in front of the training centre

STORYLINE:

Marking the World Day Against Child Labour celebrated every 12 June, the Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi said that there is still a lot to be done to stop child labour, “if the world can reach out to Mars, why can’t we reach out to every single child who is in danger?”

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), in 2018, there were nearly 152 million child labourers worldwide; 73 million were working at jobs that put their health, their safety and their development at risk.

SOUNDBITE (English) Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Global March Against Child Labour:
“Today we know that how the number of child labourers has decreased from more than 250 million to 152 million. We have also seen that larger number of children were able to go to schools. We have also seen progress in restoring child rights and human rights in many countries during these 20 years. So a lot has been achieved but it is not enough. If the world can reach out to Mars, why can’t we reach out to every single child who is in danger?”

This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Global March Against Child Labour, which Satyarthi is the founder of the movement. The Global March culminated with children marching into the United Nations Assembly Hall during the 86th International Labour Conference of the ILO in June 1998, and resulted in the adoption of the international labour standard ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour .

SOUNDBITE (English) Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Global March Against Child Labour:
“I understood through my fight against child labour in India and South Asia that it is not an isolated problem of one or another country. It has to be tackled globally. So on one hand we had to build a strong social movement, but on the other hand we had to have strong laws. And our demand was ILO Convention Against the Worst Forms of Child Labour.”

Antsirabe is a town of 200,000 inhabitants south of Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo. It attracts many poor families who send their children there to work in dangerous jobs, for example in brickyards, or as domestic workers.

ILO set up a programme that helps child domestic workers change their status and gain access to training. The programme is run in close cooperation with the authorities and the Labour Inspectorate.

Despite their limited means for action, the inspectors conduct daily visits to the town’s cheap eateries.

It doesn’t take them long to come across a case of child labour. Despite the owner’s confused explanations, it is clear to the inspectors that this 12-year-old girl is not going to school and spends her days working in the restaurant.

SOUNDBITE (French) Dera Randrianarivony, Labour inspector (in French):
“She’s afraid of the repercussions, so she’s not telling the truth about her real situation. So we encourage children to know their rights and encourage the employer to obey the law.”

In partnership with a local association, Sarobidy, the ILO programme has provided skills training to almost 200 children, informed 2,000 others about their rights and removed 2,500 from their jobs as child labourers.
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