There are now more child labourers in Africa than in the rest of the world combined. Youth leaders are standing together to end this injustice.

12 June is the World Day Against Child Labour, and 100 Million launches its new report demanding an end to the discrimination which perpetuates child labour.

During COVID-19, the unequal allocation of resources shows those who need the most help receive the least support. Yet, COVID-19 & previous crises like the Ebola epidemic show that school closures, unemployment, & lack of social protection exacerbate the risk of child labour, writes Winnie Nyandiga, 100 Million East Africa Coordinator.