This week, the International Labor Organization (ILO) released an original song featuring an all-star ensemble of celebrity musicians to kick-start International World Day Against Child Labour. 168 million children in the world are currently enslaved in child labor, and this collaborative musical effort aims to bring awareness to this grim state of affairs. “’Til Everyone Can See,” is an inspirational ballad performed by Pharrell Williams, Travis Barker, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, violinist Ann Marie Simpson and Minh Dang—a former victim of child trafficking. Click through to join the global movement to give children back their childhoods, and listen to the song after the jump.
Child trafficking is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of children for the purpose of exploitation. A global epidemic, countries across the world are working in tandem to tackle child slavery and fight egregious institutions that force innocent children to work as child soldiers, within the sex or drug trades.
The message in ILO’s song is one that carries throughout the anti-trafficking movement: “Everyone is blind until everyone can see, and no one can be free when there is slavery.”
Lead image via ILO Facebook