Child labour

World Cup: Protecting Brazilian children from child labour

In north-eastern Brazil, girls play in a UNICEF-supported football game run by a local NGO that offers sports and cultural activities to children from marginalised communities. © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1338/CLAUDIO VERSIANI

Today marks the start of the World Cup. Let’s also make it the beginning of the end of child labour, says Gary Stahl of UNICEF Brazil.

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Janasari Begum, female tea labourer, poses for a portrait in Nahartoli Tea Estate, in Dibrugarh, Assam, India, on June 11, 2009. With UNICEF support, Adolescent Girls Clubs have been established in marginalised tea garden communities to help raise awareness on child marriage, child labour, education, corporal punishment at school, and school enrolment and retention. Clubs meet weekly to focus on children's issues, especially adolescent girls. © UNICEF Ferguson

Video: How UNICEF and The Ethical Tea Partnership are protecting children from exploitation


Watch this video to find out more about the ground breaking collaboration between UNICEF and The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) to help protect and change the lives of children and young people living in tea communities in Assam, India. Children in tea communities are too often the last to get protected. Poverty, gender, race and conflict mean too [...]