Our impact

The ECLT Foundation works directly with communities in 6 countries.

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ECLT in numbers

Since 2011, ECLT has supported over 1,035,000 children, farmers and families in the fight against child labour.
  • 96,000 +

    families

    in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered

  • 33,000 +

    children

    were sent to school and benefited from vocational training

  • 204,000+

    children

    were removed or kept away from child labour

  • 711,000+

    community members

    were reached through awareness-raising activities

About child labour

Child labour is work which puts children's health, safety, education and development at risk.

160 million

children are involved in child labour worldwide

79 million

children are doing work which is hazardous.

Over 70%

of child labour is in agriculture

262 million

children and youth are out of school

Latest news

Highlights of our work around the world
  • 03.12.2021

    Business can impact children, farmers & families

    Children interact directly and indirectly with business every day, perhaps as users, consumers, young workers. They are also members of the communities and environments where businesses operate. A rights-based approach to child labour in agriculture helps businesses understand the potential positive and negative impacts their activities can have on children, families, and communities.

    #International #Business and Human Rights #BizHR #Pledge

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  • 22.11.2021

    The role of the State in business and human rights through a child labour lens

    When it comes to child labour, States must ensure that businesses are fulfilling all their obligations to mitigate against labour abuses. How do States ensure the enjoyment of rights? And what role do they play in terms of the potential impact of businesses on the realization of these rights? Read this article to find out.

    #International #BizHR

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  • 15.11.2021

    Women who are changing the world

    Rita and Bouba are participants of the Thomson Reuter Foundation's changemakers programme open to frontline activists and advocates from around the world. Check out our article to learn how they are changing the world by empowering women and girls.

    #Women's Empowerment #Rural Development

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