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Child Labor Day

On Child Labor Day, let's raise awareness and take action to end child labor around the world. Every child deserves a childhood!
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Get ready to commemorate Child Labor Day on June 12 – a day dedicated to raising awareness and taking action against child labor around the world. This holiday was first established in 2002 by the International Labour Organization, with the goal of promoting the well-being and rights of children everywhere. It's a time to reflect on the progress made towards eradicating child labor, as well as the work that still needs to be done. So join in and help make a positive impact for the future generations!

History of Child Labor Day

Child Labor Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Industrial Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>Child labor became prevalent during the Industrial Revolution, with many children working in dangerous and poor conditions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Labor Laws</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) in the United States pioneered child labor reform laws.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1919</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>ILO Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency, formed to promote workers' rights, including child labor issues.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Rights of the Child</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which includes protections against exploitative work practices.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Child Labor Day Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>This year marks the establishment of Child Labor Day by the ILO, intended to raise awareness and spur action against child labor.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continued Advocacy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Child Labor Day is commemorated annually, reminding people globally to continue working towards the eradication of child labor.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Child Labor Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself and others about child labor</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to research and learn about the issue of child labor and share your knowledge with others. This can help raise awareness and promote action to end child labor.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support ethical and fair trade companies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Choose to purchase products from companies that have committed to fair labor practices and do not use child labor. This supports ethical business practices and helps combat child labor.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a local organization that works towards ending child labor</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local organization that works towards ending child labor and offer your time and skills to support their efforts. This could include helping with fundraising, organizing events, or advocating for change.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a documentary screening and discussion</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Host a screening of a documentary about child labor and facilitate a discussion afterwards. This can help educate others and spark important conversations about the issue.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write to legislators and urge them to take action against child labor</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use your voice to advocate for change by writing to your local legislators and urging them to take action against child labor. Your letters can make a difference in promoting policies and laws that protect children from exploitation.</p></div></div>

Why Child Labor Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Raising awareness about child labor</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Child Labor Day is an important day to bring attention to the prevalent issue of child labor around the world. It serves as a reminder to individuals, governments, and organizations to take action in addressing this problem and protecting children's rights.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fighting for children's rights</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By recognizing Child Labor Day, we are also acknowledging the importance of children's rights and advocating for their protection. It allows us to reflect on the progress that has been made towards eliminating child labor and what more needs to be done.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Creating a better future for children</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Child Labor Day serves as a call to action - it urges individuals and organizations to work together towards creating a better future for all children. By addressing issues like child labor, we can help pave the way for children to have access to education, health care, and a safe and nurturing environment to grow up in.</p></div></div>

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When is Child Labor Day?

Child Labor Day is celebrated on June 12 every year. In 2024 Child Labor Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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