Resources on hazardous child labour

2015

  1. Publication

    The rights of child jockeys in spring horse racing

    25 December 2015

    Horse racing events have been evolving from part of the traditional festive culture into a highly commercialized profit-oriented activity that takes place not only in summer but throughout the year in winter and spring seasons when children face a high level of risk of various injuries, and even fatalities.

  2. Meeting document

    Mainstreaming OSH into Education: Towards a Culture of Prevention

    23 November 2015

  3. Publication

    A health approach to child labour - A synthesis report of four country studies from the brick industry

    15 April 2015

    In presenting this synthesis report, A Health Approach to Child Labour: Example from the brick industry, and its accompanying four country studies, ILO hopes to stimulate further work on this important area and a further refinement of the research methods it incorporates.

  4. Publication

    Instrument for Psychosocial Assessment of Children at Work - An overview

    14 April 2015

    This short brochure describes a tool for studying the impacts of work – positive or negative – on the psychological development and functioning of working children. Its goal is to promote greater attention to and concern for the psychological aspects of child work by providing those who are working in this field with a simple tool that can be administered by non-professionals

  5. Publication

    Development of an instrument for the psychosocial assessment of child workers

    14 April 2015

    Why do psychosocial factors not get the attention they deserve? In part, it may be the lack of a method able to quantify or to demonstrate psychosocial impacts on a population-wide basis. Many assume they can only be assessed (a) by a professional psychologist and (b) on a one-to-one basis, and are leary of getting into situations in which they do not feel competent and for which they may not have the time or resources to handle. This paper reports on an effort to find a way around this block. It describes the process of developing a tool capable of examining the key dimensions of child workers’ well-being but that is practical for use in settings where child labour commonly occurs.

  6. Child labour in Afghanistan

    Breaking the mould - Occupational safety hazards faced by children working in brick kilns in Afghanistan

    13 April 2015

    This report seeks to provide useful information to assist the development of policy and of practical interventions to protect the safety, health and well-being of children above the minimum working age (14 in Afghanistan) in the brick kilns; to facilitate the removal from child labour of children below that age and access to free basic education for all children under the minimum age and for all children removed from worst forms of child labour. The study also assesses the financial impact of health problems on families, studying the amount of debt owed by families to medical service providers and the types of illness which cause such debt.