In this article, we share the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest policy and practical measures that can be taken to ensure improved resilience of vulnerable populations to protect children from child labour in the event of future crises.
At its peak towards the end of March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic had forced 191 countries to close all their schools, affecting over 1.5 billion students. We're sharing some of the lessons we have drawn from the pandemic about supporting education at times of crisis.
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.
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.
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.
This year some real progress has been made in the fight against child labour and here are just some of our highlights of the past year. A special thank you to all project staff and partners around the world for their support in making this possible and for their commitment to eliminate child labour.