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Name: National Plan of Action Phase I (NPA1) for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Ghana (2009 – 2015).
Country: Ghana
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)
Adopted on: 2009
Entry into force:
ISN: GHA-2009-M-111213
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line International Cocoa Initiative Foundation, Switzerland PDF PDF (consulted on 2021-04-27)
Abstract/Citation: The Objectives of NPA1 were to:
- Review, update and enforce the laws; Ensure social mobilization for the respect and protection of children’s rights;
- Ensure full implementation of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) Policy with priority attention to deprived communities;
- Improve access to post-primary education for children above 15 years;
- Make alternative education, including transitional education, available to out-of-school children in deprived areas and children withdrawn from the worst forms of child labour;
- Put in place clear institutional arrangements to identify, withdraw, rehabilitate and reintegrate children unconditionally from worst forms of child labour;
- Put in place measures to prevent and eliminate hazardous child labour; Empower deprived households and communities to overcome vulnerability to child exploitation;
- Progressively introduce new technologies and labour market reforms to reduce dependence on child labour;
- Provide adequate institutional, technical and organizational capacity to duty-bearing agencies at all levels;
- Enhance knowledge base.
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