Businesses play an important role in supporting and respecting human rights. Increasing understanding of supply chains, reporting requirements, and regulation mean that this more than just a “nice to have” or a box to check. How can different entities work together to the Business and Human Rights Ecosystem? This article highlights some important roles.
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
Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had forced over 190 countries to close all their schools. More than a year and a half later more than 888 million children worldwide continue to face disruptions to their education due to full and partial school closures. The disruption in education continuity disproportionately affects learners in rural areas, where the access to technology is limited.
“Realizing children’s right to social protection is indispensable for combating child poverty.” according to the latest report from the ILO. It details how child-sensitive social protection policies can be powerful tools for policymakers to formulate policies and allocate resources that “serve children’s needs and rights.”