Resources on hazardous child labour


  1. Publication

    Instrument for Psychosocial Assessment of Child Workers: Background & References

    01 October 2014

    Child workers’ psychological health still receives little attention from either researchers or practitioners compared to other aspects of child labour. In order to gain a fuller understanding of the implications that work has for a child’s psychological functioning and development, the ILO commissioned the development of an instrument that could be used to document the effects. The purpose of this paper is to present the research evidence on which each of the questions in this instrument is based and to show how the instrument incorporates, builds upon and expands on existing tools and concepts. It is also intended to serve as a reference that can facilitate further work on this subject or as a quick review of research and instruments in this field.

  2. Training manual

    Eliminating hazardous child labour and occupational safety, health and environmental risks: A manual for agents of change in cocoa communities in Ghana

    16 September 2014

    This Manual was produced by ILO-IPEC and GAWU to serve as an essential training tool for workers in the rural communities, especially cocoa farmers, to promote and ensure safety at the work place. Collaboration between workers’ and employers’ organizations is one of the most effective strategies to ensure safe practices at work places. Hopefully the production of this Manual will go a long way to help the community and farmers as well as agriculture extension officers in their training efforts.

  3. Publication

    Occupational health and safety assessment of child workers in the brick industry in Nepal

    01 September 2014

    This study assesses health impacts associated with the brick industry focusing on child workers. The study provides supportive evidence to inform policy and practical interventions that will a) protect the health, safety and well-being of youth of legal working age and b) enable the removal of children less than the legal working age (i.e. below 14) from exploitative work in the brick industry.

  4. Publication

    Health hazards of child labour in brick kilns of Bangladesh

    01 September 2014

    In this research our main concern is to determine occupational health hazards and risks of those children who are involved in various types of work in the brick kilns of Bangladesh. This study assesses the health impacts associated with the work, and documents the physical and psychological conditions of the child labour in brick kiln. It is a cross sectional study which includes direct observation, face to face interviews and focus group discussion.


  1. Publication

    Toiling in the soil: Impact of work at brick kilns on health of children and youth in Pakistan

    01 November 2013

    The study is an attempt to fill the knowledge gap which exists about the health and safety implications of work on children and youth engaged in clay brick manufacturing sector and in various processes of brick making. It provides valuable insight into the implications of work in clay brick making in the context of the most important ILO Conventions No. 138 on Minimum Age and Convention No. 182 on Worst Forms of Child Labour.

  2. Brochure

    Eliminating child labour in Indonesia: 20 years of support

    01 June 2013

    This short publication intends to highlight on the longterm partnership that the ILO has established with its constituents and key stakeholders by revisiting some of the milestones achieved, lessons learnt, and challenges ahead.