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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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  • 10.06.2021

    New Global Estimates: A call to ACT NOW!

    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.

    #Research #International #Advocacy #Child Labour

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  • 10.05.2021

    ECLT’s sustainable exit phase in Tanzania

    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.


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  • 01.04.2021

    A systems approach to fight child labour and boost economic development

    The International Labour Organization recently published a new report on adopting a systems lens to identify the economic root causes of child labour. The brief aims to provide technical guidance on how a systems lens can be used to determine and asses the economic root causes of child labour induced by poverty.

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  • 26.03.2021

    How rural communities hold the key to ending child labour

    Targeting farming communities and involving them in rural development processes is critical to driving change and making rural areas a place where children, farmers and families can thrive.. We spoke with Mary Liwa, programme director at TAWLAE, about the crucial work that the association does to build capacity in areas of farming and child protection, and where she draws her inspiration from.

    #National #Projects #Child Protection #Rural Development

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  • 22.02.2021

    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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