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146 publications
  • 20.06.2021

    Humanitarian Crises: report on responding to child labour in times of emergencies

    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.

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  • 20.06.2021

    I am a proud, independent, business owner: Christiana’s story

    80% of the world’s poor live in rural areas and work mainly in farming. By giving people in farming communities better ways to lend, loan and save their money, we encourage stability, empower women and help children stay in school. Village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) do just that, especially in areas where banks are not accessible. We spoke to Christiana about her journey from farming to becoming a business owner, and the successful launch of her brand-new movie theatre in rural Tanzania.

    #Projects #Women's Empowerment

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  • 20.06.2021

    Children on the move are children at risk

    Children on the move are more at risk in general and may end up in child labour, either working alongside their parents or ending up in other jobs, especially alongside their parents. Why?

    #migration #Child Protection #Child Labour

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  • 10.02.2021

    Independently evaluating interventions is crucial for long lasting impact: an example from Tanzania

    No need to take our word for it, at the end of every ECLT-supported project there is an external, independent assessment to determine the successes and weaknesses from which we can draw lessons to bring about effective and long-lasting solutions in the fight against child labour. In 2020, ECLT’s Umoja project in Tanzania came to a close, before embarking on new programmes we contacted an independent expert to carry out an assessment of the project and here are some of the findings.


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  • 20.06.2021

    The gender gap is making girls more vulnerable to child labour on farms.

    The message is clear, the gender gap is still present, as is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. If we do not invest in gender equality our development efforts will not be sustainable. Ending discrimination against women and girls is not just a development concern and a root cause of child labour, it is a basic human right.

    #International #Projects #Advocacy

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  • 26.01.2021

    Accelerating Action in 2021

    The world is racing to end all forms of child labour by 2025, to meet SDG target 8.7 and guarantee that children everywhere can fully enjoy their human right to be child labour free. Commitments are coming from every level, at launch to declare 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.


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  • 20.01.2021

    What are child protection systems and why are they important in the fight against child labour?

    It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a whole eco-system to keep them safe to help them grow Every child has the right to grow, learn and play safe from any form of harm. Read this article to understand how strong child protection eco-systems could hold the key to ending child labour once and for all.

    #International #Advocacy #Child Protection

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  • 07.12.2020

    National Action Plans to fight child labour

    This International Human Rights’ day we are reminded of the instrumental role that NAPs play for the protection and respect of human rights, and the duty State’s and businesses have in the development and implementation of these.

    #Advocacy #National

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