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.
The ECLT Foundation, the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) and the Ministry of Public Service, Labour & Social Welfare (MoPSLSW) of Zimbabwe were delighted to host the webinar “Setting up and implementing Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS) in smallholder agriculture”, which took place on November 24 2022.
In October 2022, the ECLT Foundation joined forces with Malawi’s Ministry of Labour in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the field of child labour in the agricultural sector.
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.
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.
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.