When children are forcefully taken from safety and made to work, sexually exploited or sold it is known as child trafficking. They miss out on education and are often in danger.

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Child labour

Learn what child labour is and why it affects millions of children all over the world. The work that children do may prevent them from going to school, it may be hazardous, illegal or affect their physical and mental well-being.

Child trafficking

Find out about the extent of child trafficking and the steps that are being taken to address it.


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Building a better future: Syrian girls' education in Turkey (October 2016)

​In conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies, girls face particular vulnerabilities and barriers that can frequently prevent them from realising their right to education. Displacement, poverty and the breakdown of familial and social protection mechanisms can place girls at higher risk of sexual abuse, violence, exploitation and early forced marriage.