It is time to strengthen cross-sectoral collaboration and increase funding flows for action to end child labour in agriculture Read ECLT's Call to Action at the V Global Conference for the Elimination of Child Labour 2022 in Durban, South Africa.
Ana Maria´s story is one of motivation, hard work and hope to overcome the hardships of life.
In #Uganda, the already weak education system was hit hard by the pandemic, affecting millions of children and increasing the risk of #childlabour.
As many other women in Uganda´s Hoima district, Grace Kyamurya has benefitted from the Village Savings and Loans Associations to improve the livelihood of her family and make sure that her children are able to attend to school.
When Kennedy turned 16, his father decided that he was going to stop paying for his school fee. He then took the reins of his future and received training to build energy saving stoves for his community.
“I now believe in myself and dream in color”, says Charity Taoneratu, a founding member of the Msambaimfa Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) in Malawi.
Read about Pak Adi's story protecting children in rural Indonesia from child labour and child marriage.
When families are financially empowered, particularly women and mothers, they are far more likely to invest in their children’s education and remove them from any potentially dangerous work in the fields. In this article, we will be explaining why investing in the financial empowerment of rural families, and more specifically women, is such a powerful tool in the elimination of child labour.
The Global Conference for the Elimination of Child Labour will take place this year for the first time on African soil, and organisations like ECLA Uganda will be able to share how they are tackling the problem. In advance, Eddie Wambewo, its Executive Director, spoke with us about their collaborative efforts to raise awareness, implement policies and support communities