What can we do to protect children?
What can we do to protect children?
Why should we help end child labour?
Their childhood is robbed
They get diseases
They have no school acess
The children are offered work instead of their parents
Children get hurt
The children and Families are unaware of their rights
They get Physical injuries
Some children get poisoning
Most children and families have long-term health problems
If they would be your children or your brothers and sisters, would you still watch them work and get sick?
The future of a country depends on it's children.
In Burkina Faso UNICEF worked together with a government in Burkina Faso to provide a package of protection and education for children working in mines and quarries (Steinbrüche).
U = United
N = Nations
I = International
C = Childrens
E = Emergency
F = Fund
Unicef sends out schoold-in-a-box boxes to places where they can then be opened and inside there will be books and thins like that. (A school in a box).
UNICEF works together with governments to start developing a poject.
UNICEF put's it's self together with governments and organizations to quickly and safely start a project
How "normal" people like us can help end child labour.
Educate yourself - share the knowledge and information with other people.
Ask questions - about where the product comes from.
Buy Fairtrade - and sweatshop free products whenever possible.
Borrow, trade, make things and use used things.
Grow your own food
Share time and money - Save money for supporting.
Invest - Use your voice to ensure your companies don't have child labour.
Contact government leaders - Write letters to countries that allow any form of child labour. Then they might/could strengthen and enforce their laws.
Tell your classmates
Tell your teachers
Tell people in your community
It does not have to be a big action. If many people work together and each do a small action, it will come together and will be a gigantic action.
Is Nestlé really bad (This could be Greenwashing)?
There are many bad sides of chocolate (the dark side of chocolate. It takes a long time to get rid of child labour.
They help the farmers to get higher income
Every year Nestlé trains over 30 thousand farmers and distribute (vertreiben) 1 million plants.
In 2016 Nestlé Cocoa Plan grew and distributed (verteilt) 2.16 million cocoa plants.
They also trained 57,000 farmers in field schools.
Education and training of farmers happen in the "forest".
The training is for the income of farmers.
The farmers learn things such as disease control. So that they can recognize the disease
By 2015 they have built 40 schools. They say that they will continue building schools in places of need.
How can the children go to school if they don't have the money to buy/have pencils, eraser and paper? Is this included in building a school?
About 163,000 of the community have been educated about/on the issues if child labour.
They will expand their work in the ivory coast.
Continue gender training coops?
International cocoa initiative and coco have become the first company in 2012 to establish (errichten) comprehensive (reichhaltigungsführlich) system to tackle child labour.
More than 40 thousand 5 - 17 year old children are currently taken care of the Nestlé cocoa Plan.
51% of IDENTIFIED CHILDREN are now free from child labour.
Every child deserves to choose their own future.
What is a supply chain?
The process of making a product.
The stations/places the product goes to.
What is a compliance?
If someone or something follows rules or laws.
What is a code of conduct?
A list of invalid rules which every company should have.
Business Social Compliance Initiative
BSIC is a supply chain management system.
Supports companies to make social compliance and improvements in the factories/farms in their supply chain.
BSCI helps the international labour standards on protecting workers rights (For example, ILO/International Labour Organization and UN/United Nations)
Unique at the international level
Makes sure that countries "keep" the conventions (Konventionen) "confirm".
ILO points out areas (after examining) where they could be better used/applied.
If there are any problems, ILO seeks (erlangen wollen) to help the countries.
ILO has over 600 programs and projects
These are in more than 100 countries.
Supported by 120 partners
Over 35,000 people were rescued from slavery in Brazil, in the last 15 years.
Sadly, but over 600 people, of the 35,000, have ended up in a similar situation/condition at least a second time.
For ILO's work it is very important to cooperate with/between governments, workers of organization, and employers (Arbeitgäber).
With help of contact ILO sets labour standards (legt Arbeitsstandards fest) developes policies (Richtlinien) and programmes.
Working as a team.
Most companies could help.
Why is Greenwashing a problem?
Greenwashing can encourage and convince doing the opposite of what is good for the environment.
Do you really want to buy a product which you think is "green", but is actually not.
Mostly, not as much as the add tells you.
The businesses realize that the profit is increasing.
For them it could be easy to improve their impact on the environment - but they don't do it.
How do I know when a company is really "green"?
Can you easily find the sustainable "action" of the company? Is it believable information?
Google the company name (then add the word environment). Maybe something interesting will appear?
What is Greenwashing?
When a company spends more time and money on making advertisement of helping (against child labor, environment, etc.) than actually doing it.
A example of Greenwashing:
When a hotel says that they are "green", because they ask their guests to reuse sheets and/or towels. But they do not save water and energy where it counts.
Little action = not much effort
Different types of Fairtrade
Why are there Fairtrade labels?
To help consumers (buyers) choose which product they could or should buy.
To offer products which the buyers can, could or should trust.
Make sure to check the Fairtrade sign, because sometimes it will say how much percent is Fairtrade.
Their mission is to promote fair trading and to strengthen the farmers position.
They make sure that a fair cost has been paid to the farmer.
The farmers are also given more money to improve the community "standards".
Their products have increased a lot in the last decade.
Their products are sold in 120 countries.
Their products are mostly food such as:
Probably, the most known product of Fairtrade International, in the U.S., are Ben & Jerry's
FLOCERT makes sure that Fairtrade International is working correctly.
Fairtrade USA include home goods, such as:
The idea behind is that many people and organizations start a long-term development (Entwicklung) which offers better trading conditions to producers which benefits farmers, workers, consumers and industry.
Fairtrade USA is a organization which does not earn money (a non-profit organization)
SCS makes sure that Fairtrade USA is working correctly
Fair for life
Fair for life products include:
There are many certified Fair for life products.
Their mission is to guarantee a positive relationship between (on the world market)
Producers and companies
Workers and employers
Sellers and buyers
IMO makes sure Fair for life is working correctly
Child labour day
Why is there the "world day against child labour"?
To rais awareness
Many children are affected.
The plight (Elend/Zwangslage/horrible things) which happen to child laborers.
Every year many thousands of people are affected by conflict, violence, and by disasters.
Child labour happens with commitment.
How do the children get to the ivory-cost?
How do people which check that there is no child labour, not see child labour if there is?