Organised by Ressources Humaines Sans Frontières (RHSF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), this international competition is an opportunity to denounce forced labour through cartoons and to raise awareness about this violation of human rights.
At a time when the Covid crisis is exacerbating the risks of indecent and forced labour, it is more urgent than ever to mobilise. 2021 has been named “International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour” by the United Nations.
As RHSF reminds us, “25 million men, women and children are today subjected to forced labour: they are victims of human trafficking, debt bondage or slavery-like working conditions, are subjected to violence, coercion and deception, and are threatened to prevent them from seeking help and claiming their rights. All countries are affected. Those affected often work out of sight and are difficult to identify. Many victims, especially women and girls, are subjected to commercial sexual exploitation, but forced labour is also widespread in sectors such as agriculture, construction, fishing, domestic work, manufacturing and mining.”
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Cartoon by Popov (Bulgaria)