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Promoting business and human rights
A member of the UN Global Compact since June 2015, ECLT is publishing its first Communication on Engagement. This report presents our commitment to promote business and human rights and to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly SDG 8.7 on child labour.
Sharing Good Practices
This practical guide contains 10 good practices on the identification, prevention and elimination of child labour in agriculture, which we hope will be widely replicated. They are taken from the ECLT Foundation’s experience running programmes in tobacco-growing communities for more than a decade. These practices have proven to be cost-efficient and effective.
Decent Youth Employment and Risk Assessment
Solutions are required across the globe to combat child labour while ensuring that young workers are not marginalized from gaining experience, skills, and income.
Findings & Recommendations: Decent Youth Employment Policy Initiative in Malawi
Hazardous child labour continues to be an issue with 47.5 million children between 15-17 years old of legal working age doing hazardous work, not suitable for their age, according to the ILO’s 2015 report. Through efforts like risk assessment and capacity building, the ECLT Foundation looks for ways to convert hazardous labour into decent youth employment in tobacco growing. This publication presents what the ECLT Foundation has learned through a pilot Decent Youth Employment Initiative in Malawi.
Risk Assessment Manual
A key methodology for identifying where and how hazardous work is carried out and who is at risk, and also for coming up with safe and healthy solutions, is the workplace safety and health risk assessment done by the employer in cooperation with workers. This practical tool introduces the concepts of risk assessment to farmers. This allows them, as employers, take action themselves to identify safety and health problems in their workplaces, and to decide on and make improvements to reduce the risks associated with the dangerous work activities that they have identified.
Numerous resources and publications are available on the policies, statistics, and issues surrounding child labour and child labour in tobacco growing. From here, you can find the ECLT Foundation’s Annual Reports, fact sheets, and resources, as well as publications by other organizations dedicated to this important topic.
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