News on child labour

2022

  1. News

    Liberia ratifies the Equal Remuneration Convention and the Minimum Age Convention

    29 June 2022

  2. Child labour

    ILO supports child labour e-learning programmes in Fijian schools

    12 June 2022

    A partnership of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and the Fiji Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations

  3. Video

    Bringing education to the cotton fields of Pakistan

    12 June 2022

    In cotton-growing communities of Pakistan, many children were working in the fields because they were deprived of accessible schools. This is why the CLEAR Cotton project partnered with the local government and the NGO Bunyad Literacy Community Council (BLCC) to set up education centres at their doorsteps.

  4. Video

    A girl’s dream out of child labour

    12 June 2022

    In Burkina Faso, Latifatou dreamt of becoming a seamstress to escape poverty and child labour. Thanks to support from the CLEAR Cotton project, her dream is about to come true.

  5. Video

    A parent change of mind about child labour

    12 June 2022

    David Sama took his son out of school to help him in the fields. But thanks to the CLEAR Cotton project, he understood the reasons why children should not work and became an advocate against child labour.

  6. Video

    From fields to school: the voice of young boys from Burkina Faso

    12 June 2022

    Issa and Oumarou had to flee their village because of violence and were at risk of falling into child labour. Until the CLEAR Cotton project enrolled them in an accelerated schooling centre.

  7. © Yasir Ahmad Salim 2022

    Voices

    I had to stop school and go to work because of COVID-19

    10 June 2022

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the city of Mosul in Iraq, Akram’s parents lost their income and livelihood. Akram dropped out of school to help support his family by collecting and selling scrap metal. An ILO project has helped him return to school.

  8. World Day Against Child Labour

    Fight against child labour is at a crossroads

    10 June 2022

    In his statement for World Day Against Child Labour 2022, International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, warns the choices made by governments now will make or break the lives of millions of children. He says social protection is one of the most powerful measures to prevent child labour, providing families with income security in difficult times.

  9. ILO in action

    Coffee production that is free of child labour in Honduras

    09 June 2022

    In Honduras the ILO is working in the coffee supply chain to eliminate child labour and forced labour. The project is funded by the United States Department of Labor. National project officer, Alejandra Escobar explains.

  10. Child labour

    Qauia women benefit from ILO business training

    07 June 2022

    An initiative of ILO’s MAP16 child labour project.