Bans on child labour don’t work because they ignore why children work in the first place. That is why the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour will fail.
If we truly care about working children, we need to start trying to keep them safe in work rather than insisting that they end work entirely. Our panelists, all advocates for child workers, offer us a new way forward.
Join us for this free live event at 5pm UK time on Thursday 28 October.
Kavita Ratna - Director of advocacy at The Concerned for Working Children
Claire O’Kane - Consultant on child rights
Mavuto Banda - Former child worker and doctoral student, University of Hull
Mohammed Al-Rozzi - Research associate, University of Bath
Chair, Cameron Thibos - Managing editor of Beyond Trafficking and Slavery, openDemocracy