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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Some of the root causes of child labour are direct consequences of natural disasters. Read our article about supporting farmers, families and children to rebuild for resiliency after natural disasters like the cyclones in Mozambique.
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.
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.