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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

@Südwind
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.

Get active

Training Opportunities
We offer national and international trainings for activists and activists-to-be.

Each year, around 30 people from the participating countries will have the opportunity to meet and learn together on an international level.

All participating organisations also offer every year a one- to two-day training in national language on their territories.
If you are interested in a training for activists and want to find out more about national trainings, please visit the national website of the organisations:
Austria, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania


Collect Signatures
If you want to support Stop Toying Around! by actively collecting signatures for petitions or by spreading our Urgent Appeals, please contact your national campaign office.
Link to national websites:Austria, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania


Organise your own Stop Toying Around! action
If you want to organise a local action with your colleagues, or a toy party with your friends, or an evening about toys and the joys and problems associated with it in your kid’s crèche or kindergarten, in your youth group, at parent-teacher days etc., please take a look at our special materials for these activities: Our Information Kit and Handbook for activists.

Information Kit
The Stop Toying Around! Information Kit is meant for all people who want to know more in detail about the toy industry and the situation in Chinese toy factories.
It gives an overview of how toy production is structured in a globalised world, who dominates the industry, how important licences are today etc. It offers detailed information about the daily life of Chinese toy workers, gives you the opportunity to play yourself and also contains some ideas if you want to bring up this topic amongst your friends or colleagues.

The Information Kit is produced in English and all 5 national Campaign languages:
Austria (link to national site/Infokit download)
France (link to national site/ Infokit download)
Poland (link to national site/ Infokit download)
Czech Republic (link to national site/ Infokit download)
Romania (link to national site/ Infokit download)
English version


Handbook for Activists
The Stop Toying Around! Handbook for Activists is meant for all people who do not only want to watch and learn about the toy industry and the violations of human and workers’ rights in the production process in Chinese factories. But want to take action against the violations that mostly concern young migrant women from rural areas without much formal education.
The Handbook does not only provide you with a picture of the very often inhumane situation of toy workers in China, but also offers many suggestions and ideas for those who want to become active themselves.
The Handbook wants to inspire you to organise an action in your region and offers advice on how to plan your activities to be successful. It contains ideas for street games and demonstrations and many more.

The Handbook for Activists is produced in English and all 5 national Campaign languages:
Austria (link to national site/handbook download)
France (link to national site/ handbook download)
Poland (link to national site/ handbook download)
Czech Republic (link to national site/ handbook download)
Romania (link to national site/ handbook download)
English version


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