The ECLT Foundation and the Tobacco Industry & Marketing Board (TIMB) organised the ‘Good practices in working with and through third-party suppliers to address child labour in tobacco growing in Zimbabwe’ webinar, which took place on August 18 2022.
in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered
were sent to school and benefited from vocational training
were removed or kept away from child labour
were reached through awareness-raising activities
children are involved in child labour worldwide
children are doing work which is hazardous.
of child labour is in agriculture
children and youth are out of school
Day by day, the ECLT Foundation contributes to the creation of sector-wide platforms to accelerate SGD progress. Since 2000, the ECLT Foundation has reached over 1,086,000 children, farmers and families in the fight against child labour.
For the #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour, Innocent Mugwagwa, Senior Programme Manager at the ECLT Foundation addressed this necessary conversation: Social protection is about creating systems where the defence of the rights of each person is the priority for all actors involved.