June 22, 2017: UNISON national conference calls on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to count girls in forced childhood marriage as 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)
June 27, 2018: “All underage marriage should be considered a form of child labour as young brides face abuse and are made to perform domestic work.” Thomson Reuters Foundation reports on AIDS-Free World’s Child Marriage is Child Labour campaign. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)
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)
March 8, 2018: Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON – one of the UK’s largest trade unions, writes in support of the "Child Marriage is Child Labour" Campaign, on International Women's Day. (Photo: UNISON)
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)