Including the perspective of survivors of child labour is crucial in shaping policy, writes Winnie Nyandiga, 100 Million's Africa Coordinator and lead staff member for the Fair Share to End Child Labour campaign in Africa
Read the full declaration by youth activists from 100 Million and the Global Student Forum on the outcomes of the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs
As COVID-19's disastrous impacts continue to push children & young people into poverty & exclusion, youth activists hold governments to account to demand that they build back better, not worse.
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.
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.
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.
As the global multilateral fund for education in emergencies celebrates its fifth anniversary, 100 Million and Help4Refugees give an update on ECW’s Youth- and Student-led subgroup
Youth leaders and activists unite once again for the UN Year for the Elimination of Child Labour - and call for action to end this injustice, once and for all.
As we mark International Women’s Day 2021, 100 Million celebrates our network of fearless female youth activists around the world with a guest article by Johannah-Rae Reyes of Trinidad & Tobago organisation, WOMANTRA
COVID-19 risks undoing decades of progress on girls’ education. Students and youth activists across Africa are refusing to accept the damage this would inflict, and are taking action at the local and national levels.
Andrea Valle from 100 Million Peru writes about the challenging situations faced by young people in Peru in 2020, and how youth activism has been instrumental in affecting change.
Following the call to action issued by the Youth Leadership Caucus in advance of the G20, youth leaders respond to the disappointing outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit.
The 25-strong Kenyan coalition of youth-led organisations reports on the impact of its Justice For Every Child campaign in calling for a fair share for the most marginalised children during the pandemic.
Education Cannot Wait is the only global multilateral fund to invite young people to participate in its decision-making processes 100 Million is coordinating the sub-group and elections process. YOUR organisation can be part of the global fight for education in emergencies!
Youth leaders & activists worldwide call out the G20 and make clear demands ahead of its Leaders' Summit during two unprecedented youth-led events.
Youth leaders worldwide host an online reality-check on the unequal global response to COVID-19 during the 75th UN General Assembly.
Youth activists take critical role in Laureates and Leaders Fair Share for Children Summit to demand a fair share of COVID relief.
A new report demonstrates the shocking inequality of the world’s response to protect the futures of hundreds of millions of children.
Anoushka is a youth activist for 100 Million India. She writes about the risk of child trafficking skyrocketing in the wake of the pandemic, & explains how young people are taking action.
On International Youth Day 2020, youth organisations representing over 1 billion young people have joined 100 Million's Justice for Every Child campaign to demand justice for the most marginalised during and beyond COVID-19.
100 Million Germany youth activists join coalition to demand a supply chain act from Chancellor Angela Merkel in the global fight against child labour.
Vishwa Padigepati, a 100 Million United States youth activist, writes about the state of child trafficking in the US - a crime which is being committed regardless of how wealthy a country is. Vishwa is from Los Angeles, California and is currently studying at Yale University.
Jahanavi Sharma, member of the 100 Million India Working Group, tells us why youth activists in India are focusing the Justice for Every Child campaign on education and child trafficking.
Youth organisations from across Kenya convene under the Justice for Every Child campaign.
High school senior and 100 Million US activist Shreya Konkimalla writes about the impact of the murder of George Floyd in her home state, Minnesota, & what the Black Lives Matter movement means to her.
As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, 100 Million demands that child refugees receive their fair share of protection and support.
As we commemorate the young lives lost during the 1976 Soweto Uprising, we call on African governments to deliver children's right to justice.
12 June is the World Day Against Child Labour: our leaders must wake up to the threat that COVID-19 poses to millions of children who could be forced out of school and into work by this global crisis.
Blessing, a youth activist in Nigeria, has been campaigning for justice for every child during COVID-19 and she shares ways she has been working under the COVID-19 restrictions.
Youth activists work together to prevent a child rights disaster happening as a result of COVID-19.
For many vulnerable children, the narrative that the coronavirus pandemic is a ‘great equaliser’ is completely false - especially for child refugees.
Governments commit to relocating children, but pressure must be maintained for commitments to become action.
While governments grapple with COVID-19, children and young people in Mathare, Nairobi explain how the pandemic is making marginalised children even more vulnerable.
The 100 Million campaign acknowledges the growing coronavirus public health situation and will be working to ensure we can balance our commitments to fight for justice for every child, while ensuring our staff and activists remain safe during this time.
100 Million, with the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions & 63 other human rights, humanitarian and CSOs, calls on EU to urgently relocate unaccompanied refugee children from the Greek islands to safety.
After decades of disappointment and heartache, it’s time to break up with businesses’ empty promises, and call for EU-wide legislation to end child-labour for good.
With 2020 heralding a new decade - one which the UN intends to be ‘a decade of action’ - we look back on what we achieved and learned in 2019 to create new year's resolutions to build stronger activism and unity, and deliver change for the most marginalised.
Young people march to the House of Representatives to demand the right to education for the most marginalised children.
100 Million Germany activists take to the streets to demand an end to child labour in German supply chains, with Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi taking demands to Ministers.
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, 100 Million launches its new report, Every Child, Every Community, to deliver the rights of the most excluded and marginalised children.
Youth activists in Kenya hold festival of rights for children, & successfully demand action from politicians.
Youth activist Ritu Kumari writes about 100 Million India's demands for the right to education.
Youth activists on five continents have started hosting Rallies for Every Child to demand the rights to freedom, safety, and education from their local decision-makers.
Youth activists from Africa and Europe join the Inter-Parliamentary Union's General Assembly and call on government representatives to listen to young people.
On the International Day of the Girl 2019, over 70,000 young people march for every girl's right to education in India.
Youth activists’ statement on the 2019 High-Level Political Forum/Sustainable Development Goals Summit
Youth activists from every continent have been taking part in demonstrations and meetings to demand the rights of every child.
This year's High-Level Political Forum a disappointment as progress on child-related goals stalls.
Youth activists representing over 50 million young people join the 100 Million Global Youth Meeting
Joint statement by 100 Million Global Youth Meeting participants
Students in Himachal Pradesh moved to action by The Price of Free.
The Swedish 100 Million campaign organises a discussion with students on child labour.
Students from schools and universities in London joined Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi today for a screening of The Price of Free.
100 Million supports Fashion Revolution Week 2019
Swedish students meet government representatives to discuss what they can do to ensure the freedom, safety, and education of the world’s most marginalised children.
On March 14th every year, students around the world raise awareness of modern slavery on #MyFreedomDay.
A recent visit to the UK saw Kailash Satyarthi spend time with London students to inspire them to fight for children's rights
It's easy just to focus on how the rights of the most vulnerable were abused and denied - but that's not the whole story.
After two years of building the campaign, youth activists are working together for the rights of every child, on every continent.
Students in Germany are having their voices heard loud and clear as the 100 Million campaign launches in Germany.
Youth activists in communities worldwide take part in the 100 Million week of global action and screenings of the award-winning film on child labour, The Price of Free.
The campaign on wheels fighting against child trafficking by raising awareness in 'hotspot' communities.
With civic spaces shrinking and violent instability rising, the demand for safe spaces for young people to organise and campaign couldn't be more urgent.
Over 13 million children are refugees, and 23 million more have been displaced in their own countries - but the stats hide the true level of suffering of children fleeing from conflict or disaster.
Ending the exclusion of the world's most marginalised children has to involve local communities and national governments working with young people themselves.
This May, 100 Million activists across the world raised their voices in support of the millions of children and young people facing the worst forms of violence. Together, we demanded that all children realise their right to be SAFE, especially the most vulnerable, who face multiple forms of discrimination and receive the least support.
Youth activists take centre stage at the global platform to accelerate progress for children's rights.
100 Million has officially launched in Ghana! A new national coordination group has formed, and hosted a successful launch event in Accra, Ghana on 16 March with campaign co-founder, Kailash Satyarthi, in attendance.
Representatives from 11 African countries and 3 regional organisations join the campaign's first ever regional meeting, in Accra, Ghana, hosted by Education International's Africa Regional Office.
Following the successful Decision-Makers' Back to School Day held in Lomé last October, the 100 Million campaign held its official launch in Togo on 13 March.
Students in Hyderabad, Odisha, and Karimnagar join the campaign!
A step – not a leap – closer to quality education for every child.
Over 800,000 activists march to demand leaders tackle the vast challenge of child safety from labour and abuse.
"100 milhões por 100 milhões!"
More than a thousand members of municipal councils of education from all Brazilian states adopt the 100 Million campaign.
Following months of campaigning in Peru for the rights of every child, activists celebrate official launch.
Young people on every continent demand their decision-makers take action for every child to be free, safe, and educated.