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In Tanzania, project committees learn what's needed for their communities' health and safety, and village "activists" are trained to spot vulnerabilities in children and families. ... Read More

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The ECLT Foundation will continue our programs, research, and advocacy until children everywhere are protected from child labour in tobacco growing.  Join us. Read More

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In Malawi, 3,482 children who used to work in the fields now go to school. Find out what happened... Read More

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In Kyrgyzstan, a family uses ECLT Foundation microcredit to change its circumstances – and their children's future. This is their story. Read More

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  • Today at the ECLT Foundation
  • Promoting Children’s Potential, a Message from the ECLT Foundation President

    Promoting Children's Potential, a Message from the ECLT Foundation President

    Since 2002, efforts of the ECLT Foundation have led to thousands of children being withdrawn from child labour, and to real opportunities for them to ... Read More

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    ECLT Foundation Releases 2013 Annual Report

    ECLT Foundation Releases 2013 Annual Report

    2013 will be a memorable year for the ECLT Foundation, as we explored new and diverse avenues to help achieve the 2015 targets set by ... Read More

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    7 Keys to Withdrawing Children from Child Labour Responsibly

    7 Keys to Withdrawing Children from Child Labour Responsibly

    Anyone who has been involved in withdrawing children from child labour will be aware of the risk that such removal may worsen their situation and ... Read More

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    Water Access Key to Eliminating Child Labour

    Water Access Key to Eliminating Child Labour

    On March 22nd 2014, the world celebrated the 21st annual World Water Day to raise awareness of on the importance of access to safe water ... Read More

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    Model Farm Schools Challenge Youth Unemployment in Tanzania

    Model Farm Schools Challenge Youth Unemployment in Tanzania

    In Tanzania, 75% of the rapidly growing population is comprised of small-scale farmers, and over 80% of child labourers ages 5-14 are engaged in agriculture. ... Read More

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    Commitments from Malawi Conference Continue to Brighten Children’s Future

    Commitments from Malawi Conference Continue to Brighten Children’s Future

    On September 4, 2012, Her Excellency Joyce Banda issued a promise in front of the Malawi National Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture: “I will ... Read More

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    BioLite’s electricity-generating HomeStove

    New Biomass Stove Can Produce Electricity, Help End Child Labour

    In Malawi, the use of mobile phones—for both social and business purposes—has increased dramatically. Small payments and funds transfers are even made by mobile phone, ... Read More

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    Actors of Change: Bahati Nzunda, Winrock International, PROSPER Programme Project Director, Tanzania

    Actors of Change: Bahati Nzunda, Winrock International, PROSPER Programme Project Director, Tanzania

    This is the second in a series of posts that aim to bring you the stories and faces of the leaders in the field implementing ... Read More

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    From Child Labour to a Trade: Bringing Vocational Training to Vulnerable Children in Uganda

    From Child Labour to a Trade: Bringing Vocational Training to Vulnerable Children in Uganda

    As part of the Realizing Livelihoods Improvement through Savings and Education (REALIsE) project monitoring visit, Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing (ECLT) Foundation staff visited ... Read More

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    Actors of Change: Eddie Wambewo, UWESO Project Manager, REALISE Programme, Uganda

    Actors of Change: Eddie Wambewo, UWESO Project Manager, REALISE Programme, Uganda

    This is the first of a series of posts that aim to bring you the stories and faces of the leaders in the field implementing ... Read More

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    In Support of Collaborative Solutions to Address Malawi’s Child Labour Problems

    In Support of Collaborative Solutions to Address Malawi’s Child Labour Problems

    As described in Al Jazeera’s recent report, People & Power’s video, “Malawi’s Children of Tobacco,” reinforces many of our concerns about the severe incidence of ... Read More

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    Leveraging the Power of Sustainable Agriculture Value Chains to Help End Child Labour

    Leveraging the Power of Sustainable Agriculture Value Chains to Help End Child Labour

    This entry was co-authored by Daria Cibrario. On 14 November 2013, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)—a Dutch a government funded organization whose mission is to accelerate ... Read More

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    Mary Robinson, Priorities and Key Issues for 2014 - Panel Discussion, Forum on Business and Human Rights 2013

    UN Forum on Business and Human Rights Day 3: Respecting the Rights of Children

    This is the third in a series of posts on the second annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, which ECLT Foundation staff ... Read More

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    UN Forum on Business and Human Rights Day 2: Responsible Supply Chain Management

    UN Forum on Business and Human Rights Day 2: Responsible Supply Chain Management

    This is the second in a series of posts on the second annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, which ECLT Foundation staff ... Read More

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    OHCRH senior officer explains the UN Guiding Principles at the pre-forum opening session

    UN Forum on Business and Human Rights Takes Stock of Progress, Points to Challenges

    This is the first in a series of posts on the second annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, which ECLT Foundation attended ... Read More

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    The Private Sector, a Critical Stakeholder in the Post-Millennium Development Goals Agenda after 2015 & in Ending Child Labour

    The Private Sector, a Critical Stakeholder in the Post-Millennium Development Goals Agenda after 2015 & in Ending Child Labour

    The end of 2013 is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards the improvement of the most vulnerable, and measure it against the ... Read More

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    Farmer Training Improves Youth Worker Safety in Malawi

    Farmer Training Improves Youth Worker Safety in Malawi

    Agricultural work poses unique hazards to young and adult workers alike. Farmer Lawrence Jacob and those working on his farm in Ntchisi Province, Malawi, know ... Read More

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    Comprehensive UCW review of public policy interventions highlight effects on child labour incidence

    Comprehensive UCW review of public policy interventions highlight effects on child labour incidence

    The Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) programme - an inter-agency research cooperation initiative among the International Labour Organisation (ILO), UNICEF and the World Bank – recently ... Read More

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    Mozambique Communities Keep Their Eyes on Children, Remove Child Labour From Supply Chain

    Mozambique Communities Keep Their Eyes on Children, Remove Child Labour From Supply Chain

    The Realizing Effective Action for Children Together (REACT) project is seeking to change the way communities in Mozambique think about child labour. In Angonia district, ... Read More

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    Progress in Central America: Support Increases for Child Labour Free Zones

    Progress in Central America: Support Increases for Child Labour Free Zones

    Just days before hundreds gathered at the III Global Conference on Child Labour in Brazil, progress was also made to expand Child Labour Free Zones ... Read More

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    After III Global Conference on Child Labour, Worldwide Movement Gains Momentum

    After III Global Conference on Child Labour, Worldwide Movement Gains Momentum

    The III Global Conference on Child Labour ended October 10 with a renewed declaration and a broader commitment to strengthen actions to eradicate all forms ... Read More

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    The ILO is engaging the public in removing child labour from the supply chain.

    Business, Labour, and Government Strategize to Eradicate Child Labour in Supply Chains

    On the second day of the III Global Conference on Child Labour, representatives from the Argentinian government, the American Center for International Labour Solidarity, the ... Read More

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    Decent Work Integral to Tackling the Root Causes of Child Labour

    Decent Work Integral to Tackling the Root Causes of Child Labour

    October 7 marks World Day for Decent Work (WDDW), as set by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the world’s umbrella organization of trade unions. This ... Read More

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    Teacher and students in a tobacco-growing community in Malawi, supported by the ECLT Foundation

    On World Teachers’ Day and Always: Quality Education is Vital to Beating Child Labour

      The ECLT Foundation joins in the promotion of World Teachers’ Day, 5 October. On this day, Education International has launched Unite for Quality Education, a ... Read More

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    Why Is Adult Education So Important to End Child Labour?

    Why Is Adult Education So Important to End Child Labour?

    Education – it’s not just for children. Child labour and education are important to consider together. Efforts to end child labour in agriculture often focus on ... Read More

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    Child Labour Down, But More Progress Is Needed

    Child Labour Down, But More Progress Is Needed

    The number of children engaged in child labour internationally has decreased by 78 million, and the number of children involved in hazardous work has declined ... Read More

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    Loans & Training for Mothers Promote Business Success

    Loans & Training for Mothers Promote Business Success

    Thanks to efforts of the PROSPER project in Tanzania, 510 mothers have gotten loans to start or run their own businesses—and training on the skills ... Read More

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    III GLOBAL CHILD LABOUR CONFERENCE

    III GLOBAL CHILD LABOUR CONFERENCE

    The ECLT Foundation is excited to be joining delegates from around the world in Brasilia, Brazil 8-10 October 2013 to take part in the III ... Read More

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    What does poverty do to children trapped in child labour?

    What does poverty do to children trapped in child labour?

    A new study published this week in the Journal of Science describes how poverty consumes so much mental energy that people struggling to make ends ... Read More

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    Is It Working? How We Measure Achievements in Combating Child Labour

    Is It Working? How We Measure Achievements in Combating Child Labour

    We’ve been asking some tough questions—and answering them with more sophisticated tools and methodology to measure our programmes' impact. Read More

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    Child Labour Elimination Actions for Real Change (CLEAR) Project issues its first news Bulletin

    Child Labour Elimination Actions for Real Change (CLEAR) Project issues its first news Bulletin

    Read the first issue of CLEAR project bulletin to find out about the activities carried out  in Malawi. Read More

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    Welcome Our New Board Officers

    Welcome Our New Board Officers

    We are pleased to announce our board's election of officers. Re-elected President, Antonio Abrunhosa, who is the Secretary General of the International Tobacco Growers Association ... Read More

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    Keys to NGO Grant Management: How We Ensure Our Funds Are Well Spent

    Keys to NGO Grant Management: How We Ensure Our Funds Are Well Spent

    How can foundations make sure that their funds are well spent? ECLT Foundation's Head of Operations shares some of the practices the Foundation has adopted. ... Read More

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    Third Global Conference on Child Labour: Join the Dialogue Now

    Third Global Conference on Child Labour: Join the Dialogue Now

    The ECLT Foundation is joining with the Brazilian Government, UN agencies, national governments, social partners, and NGOs in preparing for the Third Global Conference on ... Read More

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    National Action Plans—Making and Keeping the Promise to End Child Labour

    National Action Plans—Making and Keeping the Promise to End Child Labour

    When it comes to ending child labour, no single player can make a significant difference in isolation. Governments, trade unions, and employers all have the ... Read More

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    Malawi Children Speak of Better Life in ILO Multimedia Report

    Malawi Children Speak of Better Life in ILO Multimedia Report

    Special multimedia report about the ILO’s support for the National Action Plan to combat child labour in Malawi. Read More

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    New Fact Sheets, Programme Details

    New Fact Sheets, Programme Details

    Read the new fact sheets and find out more about current ECLT Foundation funded projects. Read More

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    REACT Project launched in Mozambique

    REACT Project launched in Mozambique

    Our new project Realizing Effective Action for Children Together (REACT) project in the Angonia District of Tete Province, Mozambique. Read More

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    Malawi President’s Speech Deepens Connection to ECLT Foundation’s Work

    Malawi President's Speech Deepens Connection to ECLT Foundation's Work

    At the Intl. Labour Conference 12 June, H.E. Mrs Joyce Banda followed up on her speech at the Malawi National Conference on Child Labour in ... Read More

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    REALISE Project Launched in Uganda

    REALISE Project Launched in Uganda

    Our new project with Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans uses Village Savings and Loan Associations to strengthen livelihoods—and reduce child labour. Read More

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  • Understanding Child Labour
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  • Malawi

    Malawi

    In Malawi, where agriculture accounts for 81% of the country’s workforce, we’re reaching almost 15,000 individuals with strategies and resources to keep their children protected. Read More

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    Zambia

    Zambia

    In Zambia, we focused on the prevalence of female-headed households, whose average monthly income is less than half of that of male-headed householders, thus creating ... Read More

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    Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan

    Poverty is typically the root cause of child labour. In Kyrgyzstan we’re providing direct financial support to poor families and improving the living standards of ... Read More

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    Mozambique

    Mozambique

    A “triple threat” in Mozambique of HIV/AIDS, little food, and lack of government capacity to respond forced many children to drop out of school and ... Read More

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    Philippines

    Philippines

    In the Philippines, involving children in tobacco growing was a part of normal family activities. Organizing committees, bolstering policies, and providing livelihood assistance were needed ... Read More

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    Uganda

    Uganda

    In 2008, 1.76 million children were engaged in child labour – the large number attributable to Uganda’s population growth, poverty, and HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... Read More

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    Tanzania

    Tanzania

    In Tanzania, we’ve seen low primary school enrolment and a high number of children ages 7 to 13 working long hours without rest or food, ... Read More

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