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The ECLT Foundation works directly with communities in 6 countries.

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146 publications
  • 17.06.2021

    2020 Impact COVID: Protecting children from child labour now more than ever

    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.

    #Annual Report #Projects #COVID

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  • 20.06.2021

    New Global Estimates: A call to ACT NOW!

    For the first time in 2 decades, the number of children in child labour has increased, even before taking into account the on-going COVID-19 crisis causing school closures and threatening family livelihoods, according to the latest global estimates put out by the ILO and UNICEF. As of 2020, there are 160 million children in child labour around the world, doing work that is harmful to their health, safety, development, and future, this is a 6% increase since the previous estimates in 2016. What does this mean? Here are some quick figures.

    #Research #International #Advocacy #Child Labour

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  • 14.06.2021

    2020 Annual Report: Urgent and sustainable action for children

    Throughout 2020 the COVID-19 crisis posed an urgent risk to children, keeping millions out of school and potentially pushing them into child labour. Responding quickly to emerging needs, the ECLT Foundation took essential steps in the countries where we work which have since shown results. ECLT’s Annual Report 2020 highlights some key areas of intervention relating to COVID-19 which have reached over 300,000 people in the last year alone

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  • 20.06.2021

    Committed against Child Labour -- UNGC Report 2019-2020

    Especially during the COVID-19 crisis, ECLT has relentlessly pursued partnerships, fostered collaboration, and taken action to support children, farmers, and families in areas where tobacco is grown. Find out more about how our work aligns with the UNGC’s 10 Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals in our latest report to the UN Global Compact.

    #Annual Report #Advocacy #Child Labour #UNGC

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  • 20.06.2021

    ECLT’s sustainable exit phase in Tanzania

    his year ECLT has launched the exit phase of the PROSPER project in Tanzania to address the root causes of child labour. Implemented by national partners, TDFT and TAWLAE, the exit phase, PROSPER/RESET, draws upon the learnings from the findings of the external independent evaluation, to build enhanced model for sustainable action to fight child labour.


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  • 01.04.2021

    A systems approach to fight child labour and boost economic development

    The International Labour Organization recently published a new report on adopting a systems lens to identify the economic root causes of child labour. The brief aims to provide technical guidance on how a systems lens can be used to determine and asses the economic root causes of child labour induced by poverty.

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  • 26.03.2021

    How rural communities hold the key to ending child labour

    Targeting farming communities and involving them in rural development processes is critical to driving change and making rural areas a place where children, farmers and families can thrive.. We spoke with Mary Liwa, programme director at TAWLAE, about the crucial work that the association does to build capacity in areas of farming and child protection, and where she draws her inspiration from.

    #National #Projects #Child Protection #Rural Development

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