2014 ECLT Pledge Slider

2014 ECLT Pledge Slider

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

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World Occupational Safety and Health Day 2015 Slider

World Occupational Safety and Health Day 2015 Slider

Sana Hussain, December 8, 2014 A key focus of the ECLT Foundation’s key intervention programmes are the linkages between safe agriculture practices and the elimination of hazardous child labour in agriculture. Learn more here.

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 and ILO Sign Agreement to Combat Child Labour in Tobacco

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  • ECLT Foundation Launches its 2014 Annual Report

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  • National Sustainability Conference will be held in Dar Es Salaam on 12-14 May to foster cross-sectorial collaboration by sharing good practices and sustainable approaches towards addressing child labour in agriculture in Tanzania

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  • Latest Blog Posts
  • Actors of Change: Inacio Jossitala, REACT Programme Manager, Save the Children Mozambique

    Actors of Change: Inacio Jossitala, REACT Programme Manager, Save the Children Mozambique

    Stephanie Garde, May 21, 2015 This is the seventh in a series of posts that aim to bring you the stories and faces of the leaders and managers in the field ...

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    The ECLT Foundation Takes Part in the First Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and Employment of the African Union Commission

    The ECLT Foundation Takes Part in the First Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and Employment of the African Union Commission

    Innocent Mugwagwa, May 9, 2015 This piece is written by Innocent Mugwagwa, co-authored with Archangel Bakolo, National Project Manager, Save the Children Malawi, CLEAR Project On 20-22 April 2015, I represented ...

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    ECLT Participates in Expert Meeting on Eradicating Contemporary Forms of Slavery from Supply Chains with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    ECLT Participates in Expert Meeting on Eradicating Contemporary Forms of Slavery from Supply Chains with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    Sonia Velazquez, May 7, 2015 Ms. Urmila Bhoola, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery convened a meeting of experts on Eradicating Contemporary Forms of Slavery from Supply ...

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    World Occupational Safety and Health Day 2015: Linking Safe Agriculture Practices to the Fight Against Hazardous Child Labour and to the Promotion of Decent Youth Employment

    World Occupational Safety and Health Day 2015: Linking Safe Agriculture Practices to the Fight Against Hazardous Child Labour and to the Promotion of Decent Youth Employment

    Daria Cibrario, April 28, 2015 April 28 marks ‘World Day for Health and Safety at Work’, a global day of commemoration, and an opportunity to raise awareness on the heavy ...

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    : San José La Máquina, part of the Suchitepequez District of Guatemala, target area of the ECLT/DCI-CR’s EEMPATA Project.

    Key Intervention Project: Building Paths to Decent Youth Employment in Rural Guatemala

    Daria Cibrario, April 11, 2015 Since 2013, the ECLT Foundation and the Costa Rica Office of Defence for Children International (DNI-CR), have jointly piloted a Key Intervention Project (KIP) on Youth Employment of a ...

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    Jennifer Aguti, UWESO’s CEO, posing with School Director in front of a mural painted on a beneficiary school within REALISE project.

    Actors of Change: Jennifer Aguti – CEO of Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

    Stephanie Garde, April 1, 2015 On occasion of its monitoring visit to Uganda-based REALISE project, also coinciding with International Women’s Day, the ECLT Foundation interviewed Jennifer Aguti, Chief Executive Officer ...

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    Women’s Leadership Is Key to Addressing Child Labour in Agricultural Communities

    Women’s Leadership Is Key to Addressing Child Labour in Agricultural Communities

    Sonia Velazquez, March 4, 2015 International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8th March, calls to mind the critical role of efforts designed to improve women’s opportunities, well-being, and rights in all ...

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    Combatting Hazardous Child Labour in Agriculture  Through Targeted Youth Employment Initiatives in Malawi, Zambia and Guatemala

    Combatting Hazardous Child Labour in Agriculture Through Targeted Youth Employment Initiatives in Malawi, Zambia and Guatemala

    Nicholas McCoy, March 4, 2015 According to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 2013 global report “Making Progress against Child Labour”, even though there has been a substantial decrease in global ...

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    Kevin Nyakezi and grandchildren with their goats.

    Success Story: VSLA Helps Kevin Nyakezi Protect and Provide for Her Grandchildren

    Stephanie Garde, March 5, 2015 This story was submitted by local UWESO staff to the ECLT  Foundation's Project Coordinator, Stephanie Garde. 71 year old widow Kevin Nyakezi, from Nyakambugu Village, Buhanika, ...

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  • Understanding Child Labour
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  • 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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