Our General Secretary was invited to French radio RFI to investigate the situation of working children in the world.
Our General Secretary Virginie Dhellemmes participated in the show "7 billion neighbors (7 milliards de voisins)" at Radio France International this afternoon. For the World Day against working children, on June 12th, French radio RFI decided to address the theme "child labour: what progress, what disappointments? (Travail des enfants: quelles avancées, quelles déceptions?)"
Virginie Dhellemmes illustrated the debate by referring to the question of domestic children which has been one of the areas of expertise of our association for more than 15 years. She also established a relationship between the slow developments of the fight against child labour and the economic crisis of 2008.
In the specific case of Ivory Coast, a country in a political crisis, BICE has set up a green line for children in distress: 800 800 80 (free call).
Laurence Dubois, representative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Meriem Kamal of the Moroccan NGO Institut National de Solidarité avec les Femmes en détresse (INSAF) were also invited to the radio show.