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  • 07.09.2021

    Schools are reopening, here are our priorities for rural education looking ahead

    In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had forced over 168 million children out of school during closures. Almost two years later, countries like Uganda are opening their gates again meaning millions of students are back and safe in the classroom. Many of these students are now behind in the curriculum, and have been exposed to child labour, early marriage, exploitation or other serious child protection concerns, particularly in rural areas. As we look ahead, we need to start thinking about how we can recover and support children to catch up and remain in school.

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  • 03.09.2021

    Poverty, Social Protection and Fighting Child Labour

    “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.”

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  • 30.08.2021

    Village Children’s Forums to end child labour in Indonesia

    "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.

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  • 18.08.2021

    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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  • 02.08.2021

    How social dialogue can hold the key to decent work and the elimination of child labour

    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.

    #National #Advocacy #Local #Business and Human Rights

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  • 26.07.2021

    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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  • 25.06.2021

    Building Stronger systems for every child

    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.

    #Annual Report #International #National #Local #Child Protection

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  • 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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  • 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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