Resources on Child Labour in Arab States

  1. Parents and caregivers of working children complete vocational trainings in Iraq

    19 February 2023

    Hundreds of parents and caregivers of working children in Ninewa have completed vocational trainings in sewing and electrical installation, that will help them build their skills, improve their employability and establish their own sources of income, so their children no longer have to work.

  2. A renewed chance at childhood, education, and productive family: Sana's story

    09 November 2022

    Sana is a Syrian refugee girl who came to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with her parents in 2013. She found herself working at a clothes shop to support her family.

  3. Vocational training initiative gives families of working children chance to improve skills and employability in Iraq

    23 October 2022

    Parents and caregivers of working children from forcibly displaced and host communities attend vocational training programme to learn new skills that will enable them to generate income and pull their children out of child labour.

  4. Parents of working children in Iraq attend ILO vocational training to learn new skills

    23 October 2022

    The ILO in Iraq is providing vocational training sessions in sewing, electric installation and haircutting for parents and caregivers of working children to improve their skills and employability in efforts to reduce the pressure on their children to work.

  5. ILO and partners introduce key global toolkit to respond to child labour in Iraq

    28 July 2022

    The toolkit, developed by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, provides practical tools and case studies for humanitarian actors and other agencies on ways to respond to child labour.

  6. On this World Day Against Child Labour, ILO and UNICEF call for joint work among all stakeholders to create a protective and inclusive environment for children in Iraq

    12 June 2022

  7. ILO and partners hold training on Child Labour Monitoring System in Iraq

    28 February 2022

    The system, developed with the support of the ILO, identifies vulnerable children at risk of or already in child labour and refers them to the relevant actors to receive the needed support.

  8. Children, journalists and local NGOs join campaign to combat child labour in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

    21 December 2021

    Young children, journalists and NGOs take part in awareness raising activities promoting education and highlighting the dangers of child labour.

  9. Children, journalists and local organizations say “No to Child Labour” in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

    21 December 2021

    A nation-wide campaign is reaching communities most affected by the rise of child labour in Iraq.

  10. Awareness raising activities to combat child labour launched in Iraq

    19 December 2021

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organization kicked off a series of activities that support a nation-wide campaign to tackle the worst forms of child labour in Iraq.