European Campaigns:    AUT   FR   PL   CZ   RO

Making Toys without Joy

SACOM's latest report says that the hardship of the toy factory workers is a consequence of squeezing the unit prices in the global supply chain.

URGENT ACTION: Mattel needs to act!

It is time for Mattel to assume responsibility.
The family of the deceased Mattel worker Nianzhen Hu are still waiting for a fair compensation and Mattel must change its purchasing practices to safeguard the workers' physic and mental conditions.

Urgent Appeal: Suicide at Mattel supplier

Due to work related stress and repeated humiliation, a 45 year old female worker jumped out of a window on the sixth floor at Tai Qiang Factory, a Mattel supplier in China.

Petition hand-over to ICTI

ICTI receives almost 13.000 signatures demanding better conditions for workers in toy factories

ICTI needs to act!

The International Council of Toy Industries ICTI has been approached by a coalition of NGOs campaigning for fair working conditions in toy production, including the partners of "Stop Toying Around!".

New report on two Chinese toy factories:

The recent report called "Exploitations of Toy Factory Workers at the Bottom of the Global Supply Chain" reveals that violations of human and workers rights remain even in certified toy factories in China.

We are active

In all 5 countries, “Stop Toying around!” is active nationwide to help improve the situation of Chinese toy workers.

We lobby
All 5 national organisations have already done research into the situation of their national toy industry, toy sales etc. In the course of the project, we want to bring toy company representatives, toy traders, toy workers and/or their representatives as well as NGOs around the table and start a dialogue on how to improve the living and working conditions in Chinese toy factories.

We organise local stunts
We organise stunts and events in all 5 participating countries at local level. These can be big public actions in a busy shopping street in the capitals before Christmas, or information stands, speeches, seminars at exhibitions, in schools and universities and many more. You can find more information about these on the national websites of the campaign partners.

We bring Chinese toy workers to Europe
In 2010, we will also bring one of our partners’ representatives from mainland China to Europe and organise a tour through all 5 countries, so that interested consumers and media will be able to get first hand information about life in toy factories. For the dates, please check your national website.