2014 ECLT Pledge Slider

2014 ECLT Pledge Slider

Matthew Winer, December 10, 2014 ECLT Foundation Board Members announce Pledge to align and reinforce members’ policies and practices in addressing child labor in tobacco growing. Learn more.

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UNCRC 2014 Slider

UNCRC 2014 Slider

camille, December 8, 2014 We join advocates around the globe in commemorating 25 years of aiming to secure the rights of children in tobacco-growing areas. Learn more here.

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Malawi Slide

Malawi Slide

camille, February 27, 2013 We convened more than 350 stakeholders Malawi to effect positive changes related to child labour in agriculture.

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Kyrgyzstan Slide

Kyrgyzstan Slide

camille, February 27, 2013 Our summer camps have hosted 200 children to get them out of the fields in Kyrgyzstan.

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Latest News

  • ECLT Foundation Board Members sign Pledge to align and reinforce members’ policies and practices in combatting child labour in tobacco growing

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  • A Perspective from Save the Children on 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – Part 1

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  • Latest Blog Posts
  • CLEAR Project Symposium on Decent Youth Employment in Agriculture, 19th November 2014,  Crossroads Hotel, Lilongwe

    Hazardous Child Labour: Malawi Convenes National Symposium on Decent Youth Employment in Effort to Combat Hazardous Child Labour

    Nicholas McCoy, December 18, 2014 With contribution from Archangel Bakolo, CLEAR Project Manager. Lilongwe, Malawi- On November 19th 2014, representatives from the Malawi Government, inter-governmental organizations, industry, and civil society joined ...

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    Infusing Child Rights Programming in Our Work

    Infusing Child Rights Programming in Our Work

    Innocent Mugwagwa, November 19, 2014 Today, the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), presents a good opportunity for organizations working to end child labour ...

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    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: 25 Years Strong

    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: 25 Years Strong

    Sonia Velazquez, November 5, 2014 On 20 November 1989, the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first legally binding international treaty that recognizes the human rights of ...

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    Peter Hurst, NASFAM Consultant, provides OSH training to farmers in Malawi

    Empowering Farmers to Provide Decent Youth Employment Opportunities in Malawi

    Nicholas McCoy, October 22, 2014 According to the Malawi Employment Act of 2000, children age 14 and older are free to work so long as it is in a job ...

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    Godfrey wearing proudly the NVI school uniform

    REALISE Project Helps Working Youth Achieve their Dreams

    Stephanie Garde, October 17, 2014 Realizing Livelihoods Improvement through Savings and Education (REALISE) project in Uganda is working to withdraw 240 children, ages 15-17, from the worst forms of child ...

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    European Day of Foundations and Donors Raises Awareness on Foundations’ Work

    European Day of Foundations and Donors Raises Awareness on Foundations’ Work

    Daria Cibrario, October 1, 2014 In honor of The European Day of Foundations and Donors, we sat down with Innocent Mugwagwa, ECLT Foundation Senior Programme Manager, to find out how ...

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    #UpForSchool, #EducationCountdown Mobilize Efforts for Children’s Education Worldwide

    #UpForSchool, #EducationCountdown Mobilize Efforts for Children’s Education Worldwide

    Sonia Velazquez, September 30, 2014 Despite efforts to improve access to quality education in countries across the globe, today 58 million children worldwide do not go to school. These children ...

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    Climate Change: A Key Challenge for Development

    Climate Change: A Key Challenge for Development

    Karima Jambulatova, September 22, 2014 This blog was co-authored by Daria Cibrario, ECLT Foundation Advocacy and Communications Officer. Every year, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss ...

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    A vocational training sewing class in Kyrgyzstan, part of IMPACT’s education efforts

    Actors of Change: Jeenbek Osmonaliev, APCR Chairman, IMPACT Implementing Partner, Kyrgyzstan

    Daria Cibrario, September 19, 2014 This is the fifth in a series of posts that aim to bring you the stories and faces of the leaders in the field implementing ECLT ...

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  • Understanding Child Labour
  • ECLT Foundation Programmes
  • Zambia

    Zambia

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Zambia, according to a 2009 report, almost 1.3 million 5-14 year-olds were engaged in child labour—that’s 41% of all the children in this age range. Our projects raised awareness, ...

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    Guatemala

    Guatemala

    Matthew Winer, April 18, 2014 According to a 2011 National Survey of Guatemala’s Living Conditions, over 600,000 children ages 7 to 17 are engaged in child labour. Two out of three of them are in ...

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    Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan

    camille, July 23, 2013 In Kyrgyzstan, one out of five children are involved in child labour. Our projects help families address this with micro-credits, vocational training, awareness, and community action. Read about 14-year-old Batma ...

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    Mozambique

    Mozambique

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Mozambique, one in five children ages 5 to 11 are engaged in child labour. Some of these children work long hours despite anti-child labour laws. Our projects are finding ...

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    Tanzania

    Tanzania

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Tanzania, 70.4% of children ages 5 to17 are engaged in economic activities—some working in remote rural areas in hazardous conditions. Our projects employ several awareness-raising strategies; including helping community ...

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    Malawi

    Malawi

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Malawi, over 1.4 million children are economically active—and 95% of them work in the agriculture sector‎. Our projects are tackling child labour on multiple fronts—including renovating schools and providing ...

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    Philippines

    Philippines

    camille, July 24, 2013 Tobacco is grown in many areas of the Philippines. Our project set out to raise awareness on child labour—through the media, giving communities recording equipment, and local meetings. Communities began ...

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    Uganda

    Uganda

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Uganda, 2 million children in child labour were engaged in hazardous work—25% of the children in child labour. To make a brighter future, one of our projects provided a ...

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