572 people including children stranded at sea waiting to be disembarked in a place of safety
08 Jul 2021
There are no accurate statistics on the number of children working at sea, but some estimates state that as many as 10 million children may be affected.
Child labour can deprive children of their childhood, education and dignity. It can be harmful to their emotional and physical development. It is often exploitative and dangerous.
We want to see an end to child labour, exploitation and abuse at sea.
We highlight the issue of child labour at sea and bring public and policymaker attention to its prevalence and impact.
We engage with supply chain leaders to understand what they are doing to eradicate child labour from their supply chains, and we work with them to improve their standards and practices.
We highlight companies and individuals who use child labour through investigative work.
We engage with States who are not doing enough to detect, prosecute, and prevent child labour at sea.
We highlight best practice in child labour prevention and detection at sea.
We support victims of child labour to obtain justice.
We support specialist NGOs and CSOs working to tackle child labour at sea.