Principle 5 of the United Nations Guiding Principles calls for businesses to uphold the effective abolition of child labour. What can businesses do to tackle child labour? Read this article to find out the role of the private sector in respecting human rights and fighting child labour.
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
Guided by the Convention of the Rights of the Child, a Child Protection Eco-System goes beyond the consideration of one specific issue to prevent and respond to these in a wider context to make sure that no child is left behind. To see how a Child Protection Eco-System works in the context of child labour, check out our annual report.
During COVID-19 schools had to close, and in many remote areas, children did not have access to electricity let alone internet. With millions more children out of school, families earning less because they cannot get their produce to markets, many of them had no choice but to work in dangerous conditions on farms. In this difficult time, the ECLT Foundation partnered with local and national capacities to take urgent action and ensure sustainable change.