#RaiseYourHandForKids social media challenge aims to end child labour
On 5 May, the #RaiseYourHandForKids campaign took off on social media to mark the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.
Thousands of individuals and organizations from dozens of countries have already joined the challenge as of 11 May by raising their hands to make a difference for children.
Anyone in the world can join by posting on their personal social media accounts.
Guidelines for joining the challenge are available here (https://bit.ly/3w8ZJB2) and include the following steps:
- Draw a big smiley face on the palm of your hand.
- Ask someone to take your photo, or snap a selfie, with your hand raised high.
- Post it on social media, add the hashtag #RaiseYourHandForKids, and tag 3 friends.
Some of the notable participants so far include ministers and government officials from South Africa to the Philippines to Trinidad and Tobago; senior officials from the ILO, UN Secretariat, UNICEF, and many other international agencies; NGOs including organizations in Colombia, Tunisia, and Uganda; and social partners from Switzerland to South Africa.
The 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour calls on individuals, organizations, and celebrities to join the challenge.
The event will run from 15 to 20 May at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex (ICC) in Durban, South Africa.
Learn more at https://bit.ly/3FJC7Gh
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of International Labour Organisation (ILO).