A Fair World for Children

A Fair World for Children

Source: Fairtrade Africa

1 Sept 2022

Across the world, 60% of all child labourers in the age group of 5-17 years work in agriculture (International Labor Organization – ILO).

This amounts to an equivalent of almost more than 129 million girls and boys. Most child labourers are unpaid family members who are forced into work early, denying them the opportunity to develop as children should.

ILO identifies child labour as a key concern in Uganda whose national economy is primarily dependent on agriculture. In this video, children and adults from Fairtrade Certified coffee producing organization – Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union (ACPCU) in Uganda, explain in their own words what child labor is and emphasize the need to ensure that children’s health and wellbeing, is safeguarded. ACPCU also highlights some of the measures it has taken to curb child labour amongst its farmer members and community.

NOTE: Depictions of child labour in this video do not represent the actual situation on the ground. Rather, they are re-enactments for the purpose of education and advocacy against any form of child labour.

[Video made available via YouTube Kids]