Farmers’ organisations are protecting lives, securing food supply chains and livelihoods threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. We interviewed a farmer in Zimbabwe and heard from ITGA to understand how.
COVID-19 is likely to have a negative effects on the livelihoods and education of small-scale farmers and children in rural areas around the world. This article sums up what can be done to smallholders and children from the negative impacts of COVID-19.
Worldwide 152 million children are still in child labour; the majority of them, 108 million, work in agriculture. How will COVID-19 impact efforts to end child labour in the sector, in line with SDG Target 8.7 and ILO conventions?
ECLT is working with partners and staff to follow international and national guidelines on COVID-19. Follow updates here.
Nearly 3 million children are involved in child labour in Indonesia. ECLT supporting public and private sectors to come together in a partnership to advance progress in the fight against child labour on the ground.
Job skills training and subsidised internships are offering young people in Guatemala new opportunities to use their talents and increase their chances to reaching their ambitions through the EEMPATA Rural Training Model.
Some of the root causes of child labour are direct consequences of natural disasters. Read our article about supporting farmers, families and children to rebuild for resiliency after natural disasters like the cyclones in Mozambique.
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.
ECLT is proud to welcome ECLT Uganda Affiliate Office: an independent locally based organisation set up to promote multi-stakeholder collaboration in the fight against child labour in Uganda. Read this article to learn how the new Affiliate Office plays a unique role by putting a stop to the displacement of child labour from one sector to another through collaboration.