The Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that all children have the right to life, survival and development, with a key aspect being the right to education. Unfortunately, many children’s rights are violated when they are denied the right to attend school, because they are instead required to help their families with household chores, farming, and by selling goods.
Globally, 25% of modern slavery victims are children under the age of 18. In countries around the world, children are sold as labor, given away to settle debts, sold for marriage, and kidnapped and exploited in sexual slavery and trafficking. It is important that community leaders, parents, and other children speak up when they see children’s right to development hampered or suspect that a boy or girl is being held again their will or forced into labor.
In this video, you will learn how two young women were helped by community members who advocated for their rights and returned to school to continue their educations.