Child labor is a large problem, but educated workers and citizens are effectively challenging it, including by increasing public awareness of related issues. The Child Labor Public Education Project has developed workshops on child labor issues. Workshops provide information, discussion, and resources on various topics. Related educational materials include instructors’ manuals, Power Point overheads, activities, and handouts. These materials are available on this website. You may adapt these materials to meet your group’s needs.

Child labor workshops can be presented to numerous types of groups:

  • Local trade unions
  • Central labor councils
  • Regional/district conventions
  • Students, teachers, and parent-teacher organizations
  • Church groups or faith-labor committees
  • Community organizations
  • Human rights groups
  • Adult education forums or discussion groups

The following workshops/materials have been prepared for adult education purposes.

Core Adult Education Workshop on Child Labor

The following materials are available in PDF format:

Health and Child Labor

  • Types of child labor
  • Effects on children’s injuries, development, and fatalities
  • Agricultural child labor
  • Efforts to end hazardous child labor

The following materials are available in PDF format:

International Trade and Child Labor

  • Types and causes of child labor
  • Child labor laws and standards
  • Child labor and international trade policies
  • International trade rules and labor standards
  • Child labor and workers’ rights in U.S. trade policy
  • Challenging child labor through trade interventions

The following materials are available in PDF format:

International Workers’ Rights and Child Labor

  • Types and incidence of child labor
  • How workers’ rights abuses in other countries affect U.S. workers
  • Labor standards and the International Labor Organization
  • How workers can promote international labor standards

The following materials are available in PDF format:

K-12 Teachers’ Materials