“ABC’s of Child Labor”Short film exploring how widespread child labor is globally and how many products are touched by it. The film, features four elementary school children discussing the exploitation of children. Released by Child Labor Coalition….
“What better way to learn about the issue of child labor than from a few children themselves telling the stories of other children who are less fortunate and trapped in child labor and child slavery around the world,” said Sally Greenberg, co-chair of the Child Labor Coalition and the executive director of the National Consumers League (NCL).
“Don’t let the charm of these children fool you. They are deadly serious about ending child labor and they want us adults to wake up and help,” said Len Morris, a filmmaker who heads Media Voices for Children.
The film is designed to help the public understand the true scope of child labor. Having school children talk about child labor is appropriate because child labor prevents millions of children from getting an education, essentially robbing them of their futures. “The film does a great job of driving home the point that child labor is ubiquitous—in six continents and over 70 countries and that it helps produce over 130 products—many of them items we wear, eat, or use every day,” said Judy Gearhart, executive director of the International Labor Rights Forum, and the CLC’s chair of the International Issues Committee.