Think Child Labour is a thing of the past? Think again.
Almost one in ten children worldwide are involved in child labour. This figure is shocking and there are fears, due to our current economic crisis, that this figure may be far from declining. The impact of Covid-19 on many people’s livelihoods is huge, and sadly, children are often the first to suffer in these circumstances; the UN predicts that the crisis could push millions of children into child labour, joining the already 152 million children already suffering globally.
This year, Together TV is showing a short film from Anti-Slavery International on Word Day Against Child Labour, Friday 12th June, to highlight this ongoing issue. The short clip is a tragic but vital reminder that child slavery can effect anyone from any area of the world, including our own country. Every corner of the UK has been effected by this matter; modern day slavery is closer than you might think. However, by raising awareness of the number of children suffering in our own country and beyond, Anti-Slavery International hope to put an end to child labour, as well as support those have been victims of modern-day slavery and trafficking.
Together TV is also showing a new documentary called Resilience which documents the worrying effects that childhood trauma can have on our bodies in the long-term. The findings of this ground-breaking documentary confirm that many children who are suffering as a result of child labour will continue to suffer with their health and wellbeing for the rest of their lives. To find out more about this eye-opening documentary, take a look at our blog here and tune into Together TV on Sunday 14th June at 8pm.
If you would like to find out more about how you can help prevent and end Child Labour, visit antislavery.org where there is a wealth of information and resources available. Tune into Together TV on Friday 12th June to catch the Anti-Slavery International video, or click the video below to watch the clip immediately.