Solidarity with working children and youth

Despite bans, millions of children and youth around the world are busy earning money every day. They work in agriculture, households, factories, workshops or on markets and streets. Some work under extremely exploitative conditions and in environments that endanger their health and even their lives. Most of them work informally, without employment contracts or social benefits. Many families could not survive without the work of their children. In many countries of the world, working children and young people organise themselves and raise demands together. ProNATs sees itself as an association in support of children and youth and their organisations.

Website Contents

Childhood and work

Why do children work and under what conditions? What rights do (working) children have? We deal with these issues in a differentiated way and point out opportunities for children to work with dignity.

The children's movements

Where and how do working children network? Why do they organise themselves and what have they achieved so far? We offer an insight into the history and present of children's movements which are now active worldwide.


Should children be allowed to work? Does ProNATs not contribute to the exploitation of working children? In our "FAQs" we take a stand on frequently asked questions.

Material suggestions

How can the issue of child labour be addressed in school or adult education? In our extensive collection of materials you will find teaching units, films, press articles, web links, books and academic articles.


What do the movements of working children and youth demand? A collection of the final declarations of international meetings of children's movements documents their claims to family, politics and society.

Newsletter & brochure

How can I keep up to date with current developments concerning children's movements and children's rights? Subscribe to our newsletter or order our brochure.

The association

Who belongs to ProNATs and with whom do we network? What approaches and demands do support groups of the children's movements have? Read about us and support our work!