Children are most often involved in child labour because their parents or guardians consider it ‘normal’ for children to work, and sometimes for children’s own survival and that of their families. Here are some of the root causes which make children particularly vulnerable to child labour.
Joining forces is key to maximising our impact and eliminating child labour. At international level ECLT actively engages with the United Nations, International Non-Governmental Organisations, and Multi-National Companies. ECLT is a member of the UN Global Compact, ILO Child Labour Platform Alliance 8.7 and a holder of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) special consultative Status.
At the National Level, ECLT brings together government, employer and worker representatives, farmers associations, civil society and local leaders to secure concrete commitments, to build capacity and close policy gaps.
ECLT raises awareness on child labour and supports the development and implementation of national, district and local action plans.
As the world celebrates International Day of Education, it is time to reflect how access to quality education can fights child labour, gives children a brighter future, breaks the cycle of poverty, promotes development and advances progress towards the SDGs
Not sure about what is and what is not child labour? This article explains how you can tell the difference and what type of light work is acceptable for children to be doing using the ILO's definitions.