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Craig Kielburger

What You Can Do to Stop Child Slavery

What You Can Do

Slavery exists today all over the world
despite that it is illegal everywhere. Help to end slavery. Help free the enslaved.

Get Informed




  • For Young Children who want to be informed:  Read about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in For Every Child by Caroline Castle (reading level is for elementary school level, ages 6 to 10). The book begins with an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who asks readers to help make a difference. This picture book briefly expresses 14 rights of children, based on the 54 principles adopted by the United Nations in 1989 as The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
    For Every Child: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child


  • Debt Bondage - another form of slavery, involving adults, new immigrants  - More Info


Join with others working to stop child slavery

  • June 2005 - The International Labour Organization has released a startling report of their second investigation into world-wide slavery, 12.3 million people in forced labor. The report calls for a global alliance to improve laws and raise awareness of what it calls a "hidden" issue.
    News Story  |  The Report  |  More Info

  • May 2005 - UNICEF estimates that 200,000 children from West and Central Africa are sold into slavery each year - Get Informed

  • Email to freechild@clo.com and tell them you want to help

  • Visit the website of Free The Children http://www.freethechildren.org

  • Go to the Anti-Slavery Portal iabolish.com to learn more about present-day slavery.  The iAbolish web-portal is the American Anti-Slavery Group and it has two primary objectives: to make slavery a pressing human rights concern and to mobilize a powerful anti-slavery movement.

Send a donation to groups fighting to stop child slavery.

Ask activist groups for materials from that you can distribute in your community. 

Sign petitions. None around? Create a petition. Collect signatures and send it to your political leaders ---  local, regional, national, and international. Silence tells them there is no problem. Inform them. Re-inform them. Speak truth to power.

Share the information. Tell your family, friends, neighbors what you have learned. Don't be silent.  Spreading the information is part of the solution.

When you find more information about child slavery, let us know and we will post it online. Email Webmaster@peaceheroes.com

Learn what the United Nations is doing to stop child slavery. Support their efforts.

Contact your politicians. Tell them to be vigilant and to support laws that prevent  importing goods from countries that allow child slavery.

Don't buy rugs from countries that allow children to be slaves. Tell your country's leaders to stop importing items from countries that allow child slavery in factories. Economic boycotts work, and they begin in personal, outspoken actions. Which countries? Pakistan, Bangladesh, India. If you know of others, let us know and we will add it. Inform the store owners why you are not buying those products.

Get informed about child soldiers.

Support others working to stop child slavery. Send a letter of support to:

Free the Children International
16 Thornbank Rd.
Thornhill, Ontario L4J 2A2 

Get Informed. Get Inspired. Create the Future.