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Unifying multi-sectoral efforts against Child Labour in Zimbabwe

The Child Labour Indaba took place on 29th February 2024 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

This workshop brought together National Employment Councils (NECs), civil society, trade unions, independent constitutional institutions, international organisations, with a specific focus on generating actionable solutions to combat child labour in economic sectors with high child labour prevalence (mining, commercial, agriculture and domestic).

The overarching objective of the workshop was to mobilise support and secure sector-specific commitments for the child labour component within the National Action Plan IV (NAP) for Children, thereby leveraging the blueprint as a catalyst for positive change for children.

You can read the Outcome Document here, which highlights the background, the root causes of child labour, and the sectorial commitments from General Agriculture, Tobacco, Mining, Commercial, and Domestic work sectors.

Recording of the event

Plenary session of the Child Labour Indaba

Media coverage of the event

  1. TIMB urges industry to walk the talk on child labour - The Herald, March 5, 2024
  2. Stop Child Labour - Maricho Media, March 1, 2024
  3. Walk the talk on Child Labour - ZTN Prime - From 2:15 to 4:00
  4. Zimbabwe Tobacco Today - April 2024

Interviews of participants

  1. Adolphus Chinomwe - Snr. Programme Officer - Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia ILO
  2. Michiel Reerink - President of the Board of the ECLT Foundation
  3. Innocent Mugwagwa - Executive Director of the ECLT Foundation
  4. Eduardo Jardim Alves - Global Sustainability Director - Hail & Cotton
  5. Farastane Masendeke - Independent researcher and labour consultant