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  • 10.02.2022

    Fighting child labour during a pandemic: an example from Uganda

    In Uganda the COVID-19 lockdowns and school closings significantly affected rural communities heightening risks of child labour and other supply chain concerns. With global estimates of child labour on the increase, the pandemic has only exacerbated the situation putting millions more children at risk. Now more than ever it is critical for the public and private sector to join forces, pool resources, and take a systemic and thorough approach to support farmers and families and ECLA Uganda has been doing just this.

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  • 04.02.2022

    Business and Human Rights: what does it mean for child labour?

    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.

    #International #Advocacy #Pledge #Business and Human Rights

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  • 03.12.2021

    Business can impact children, farmers & families

    Children interact directly and indirectly with business every day, perhaps as users, consumers, young workers. They are also members of the communities and environments where businesses operate. A rights-based approach to child labour in agriculture helps businesses understand the potential positive and negative impacts their activities can have on children, families, and communities.

    #International #Business and Human Rights #BizHR #Pledge

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  • 22.11.2021

    The role of the State in business and human rights through a child labour lens

    When it comes to child labour, States must ensure that businesses are fulfilling all their obligations to mitigate against labour abuses. How do States ensure the enjoyment of rights? And what role do they play in terms of the potential impact of businesses on the realization of these rights? Read this article to find out.

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  • 15.11.2021

    Women who are changing the world

    Rita and Bouba are participants of the Thomson Reuter Foundation's changemakers programme open to frontline activists and advocates from around the world. Check out our article to learn how they are changing the world by empowering women and girls.

    #Women's Empowerment #Rural Development

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  • 02.11.2021

    Unlocking Global Solutions against Child Labour

    The FAO's Global Solutions Forum was an online event spotlighting positive practices to fight child labour in agriculture. Child labour is a serious violation of children's human rights. However, it is also a symptom of many deep root causes, including poverty and lack of access to education and basic services. Sustainable development is not possible when there are still 160 million children in child labour around the world -- 70% of them in agriculture.

    #International #Child Labour #Child Protection #Advocacy

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  • 15.10.2021

    Making progress against child labour during a pandemic: the farmers' perspective

    To see how far we have come in the fight against child labour during COVID-19, and whether farmers are still facing these issues a year on, we spoke to Mercedes Vázquez from ITGA to hear from the point of view of farmers‘ associations and here is what she shared

    #Projects #COVID #Rural Development

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  • 05.10.2021

    USDOL findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour 2021:

    The new Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor reveals some of critical obstacles slowing progress towards the elimination of child labour, and some of the meaningful efforts carried out in certain States. Below, we have summarised some of the key findings from the report

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  • 30.09.2021

    Protecting Children in a Changing Climate

    A new report from Save the Children, Born Into the Climate Crisis, presents evidence that urges immediate action to secure the rights of children now and for future generations.

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