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Child labour stories, an animated video series


There are 160 million children in child labour in the world and each child has their story.

A series of short animated videos shines a light on the different lived experiences of children involved in child labour. They perform hazardous work to produce raw materials exported worldwide.

The first video depicts the life of Asha, a young girl working on her family cotton farm. The second animation is about Faustin, a young boy mining cobalt. The third video is about Pitang, a girl working on a sugarcane plantation.

The videos show how the EU is helping remove children like Asha, Faustin and Pitang from child labour through its development cooperation.

Click on the links below to watch the videos (which include subtitled versions in English, French and Spanish).