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Music Competition Launched to Raise Awareness of Child Labour
Published: Feb 27,2021

The global Music Against Child Labour Initiative (MACLI) was launched in 2013 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), International Federation of Musicians (FIM), the Simon Bolivar Music Foundation “El Sistema”, and a host of international music figures.

The Music Against Child Labour Initiative, which brings together musicians to raise awareness of child labour, has launched a song competition on 3 February 2021 to mark the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

Musicians can submit their competition entries to one of three categories: a global category for all artists; a grassroots category for music projects involving children affected by child labour; and a CLEAR Cotton project category for national competitions run in Burkina Faso, Mali, Pakistan, and Peru, where the ILO works with partners to combat child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile, and garment value chains.

Winners will be awarded a cash prize, a professional music-video recording of their song, and the opportunity for their song to be part of the global World Day Against Child Labour event in June 2021. The competition deadline is 12 April 2021.

For more information and application information, see the MACLI webpage or FB page.

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