Supporting farmers to improve their income can make all the difference in the fight against child labour. In this article we share how we can help farmers become more resilient to shocks and less likely to have to send their children into child labour at certain times of the year.
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
One of the ways to “Build Back Better” is to strengthen the resilience of rural communities in low-income countries. In this article we focus on the importance of building resilience of young workers in rural communities to tackle child labour and promote economic growth.
To build the resilience and prepare vulnerable rural communities to the threat posed by COVID-19, ECLT and its network of partners have developed context specific activities to complement on-going programmes to fight child labour.