Statement

Child Marriage is Child Labour

Child Marriage is Child Labour

Each year on June 12, the International Labour Organization (ILO) commemorates the World Day Against Child Labour to focus global attention on the extent of child labour and the actions needed to eliminate it. We urge the ILO to direct its focus on SDG Target 5.3, which calls for the elimination of "all harmful practices, such as child, early, and forced marriage." For the truth is obvious: Child marriage is child labour within the ILO's own definition. (Photo: UN/Martine Perret)

Girls Count; Count Girls

Girls Count; Count Girls

June 12, 2018 — On this World Day Against Child Labour, we remember the millions of girls in child “marriages” who have been missing for decades from global statistics and told by the international community that their forced labour doesn’t count. (Photo: Alexandra Lande / Shutterstock.com)

Out of sight, out of mind...

Out of sight, out of mind...

October 10, 2017: For the International Day of the Girl Child 2017, AIDS-Free World explores why the International Labour Organization (ILO) continues to neglect to include millions of girls in illegal child marriages, in its efforts to combat child labour. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)