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.
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.”
"The Village Children's Forum gave me the opportunity to express my opinion about my life and other children' lives. I am grateful to be able to participate in the village development planning meeting and to convey the voices of children so that policymakers can hear them". Read this article to learn about how Village Children's Forums are fighting child labour in Indonesia.
A new report with both practical tools and case studies useful for policymakers, practitioners and advocates in the fight against child labour. Recognising that humanitarian crises are major drivers of child labour and identifying safeguards to not only address child labour when it happens but to prevent children from falling into child labour are crucial to make progress against the SDG goal to eliminate child labour by 2025.
Understanding child labour, why it happens, and how to address it can be powerful tools to fight it. Engaging communities to work together and support each other and their children is a critical step. Community Child Protection Committees, or CCPCs, are a locally-led and owned way to do this. Through our projects, ECLT helps build local capacity to form and sustain CCPCs. Hear more from Salomé about how this has changed things in the Angónia region of Mozambique.
When social dialogue takes place, and trade unions can take part in collective bargaining, more decent work opportunities are created meaning employers and employees are far less likely to have to resort to child labour to improve productivity or supplement household income.
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.
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.