The due diligence directive will set obligations for large companies regarding actual and potential adverse impacts on human rights and the environment, with respect to their own operations, those of their subsidiaries, and those carried out by their business partners.
Partnership for Action Against Child Labour in Agriculture (PAACLA) has facilitated the development of partnerships at the local level in the form of PAACLA Forums in several regions of Indonesia.
Re-enrolling child labourers into formal education can be challenging. Early exclusion from school reinforces the decision to engage children in hazardous labour, rather than enrolling them in school and encouraging their regular attendance.
Identifying working and at-risk children: A first step towards effectively managing child labour
Focusing on high market value products to improve farmer’s incomes
The story of Bisayi is one of resilience and perseverance. Born in the Ntchisi District in Malawi, 17-year-old Bisayi dreamed of going to school since she was a little girl. However, reality was completely different, as she had to eventually drop out to work in the field and help her family make a living.
We interviewed Laura Criado Lafuente, the Deputy Country Director of CARE International in Malawi on gender equality and women empowerment.
Dr. Innocent Mugwagwa, the Executive Director of the ECLT Foundation, highlights the top 5 issues in the business and human rights space might face in 2023, particularly as they relate to child labour. ECLT believes that businesses, civil society, and multi-stakeholder initiatives will have to consider these issues more carefully in 2023 and beyond.
The ECLT Foundation had the pleasure of being part in the interactive discussion with the members of the Child Labour Platform. Having been involved in the fight against child labour in agriculture in Africa and other regions of the world since 2000, the ECLT Foundation reiterates its vision for a world with thriving agricultural communities, where children are free of child labour.