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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Measuring impact is crucial to help create systemic, sustainable change. It also drives value creation for an organisation. Here's how we monitor and evaluate our efforts.
The Government of Uganda launches its 2nd NAP on child labour on Labour Day 2021. The plan has clear objectives to strengthen education, skills and services for children and families and support partnerships against child labour.
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.