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    Rekindled dreams

    01 July 2007

    In 2007, the ILO-IPEC, with funding from the United States Department of Labor, completed the five-year project supporting the Philippine Time-Bound Programme on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. The project aimed to withdraw and prevent children from working in small-scale mining, domestic labor, situations of commercial sexual exploitation, deep-sea fishing and in hazardous agricultural occupations (especially in sugar cane plantations).

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    Child labour intervention in the sugar industry of the Philippines

    01 May 2007

    Sugar farming requires great capital. Because of this, majority of families depend on the sugar industry work as farm labourers. This is the case of Western Visayas region in the Philippines, especially in Negros Occidental, the country’s leading sugar-producing province. In 2006, the ILO-IPEC partnered with the Sugar Industry Foundation, Inc. (SIFI) to implement interventions in Western Visayas. The video documents anti-child labour initiatives of the Sugar Industry of the Philippines in cooperation with SIFI.


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    Decent Jobs for “the Millennium Generation”

    02 October 2006

    Nearly half of young people in Asia are unemployed. In Angono, the Art Capital of the Philippines, employers’ organisations are working with aspiring young artists to help them make a start in the art market.

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    Philippines and Indonesia: Child Labour in Footwear Industry

    20 July 2006

    The footwear industry in Indonesia and the Philippines is a source of income for many poor families. An ILO training program encourages them to have safer workplaces and to send their children to school.


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    Taking action against child labour: the community microfinance strategy

    01 January 2002

    Started in June 2000, this ILO-sponsored Community Microfinance Strategy worked to improve family incomes through savings so that their children could be taken out of the labour market and put back in school. The strategy helps to make saving money convenient and possible. The video was produced as part of the ILO-IPEC action programme in partnership with Punla sa Tao Foundation.


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    The real price of gold: child labour in small-scale mining

    01 October 2000

    This video, produced by the Occupational Safety and Health Center of the Department of Labor and Employment, takes a look at children, mostly boys, working in small-scale gold mines. These children are put at risk of many hazards, among them workplace accidents, poor health conditions associated with exposure to mercury and acids, and inadequate nutrition and time for studying.


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    Out of sight, out of mind: child domestic workers in the Philippines

    01 April 1999

    In April 1999 Anti-Slavery began a project, which set out to raise the profile of a type of child labour that could be considered under the proposed ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention. With the new Convention due to be adopted in June 1999, the project aimed to challenge the Philippine government's commitment to the new ILO Convention. The project was funded by Oxfam and Anti-Slavery, implemented together with Visayan Forum, a non-government organization working on migrant child labour issues. This video produced by Anti-Slavery as part of its campaign on child domestic workers in the Philippines, has led to the drafting of a law which will protect child domestic workers.


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    No time for play

    01 January 1996

    Some three to five million Filipino children are forced to work because of poverty, landlessness and war. They are everywhere - in cities as well as far-flung villages, laboring in factories, sugarcane plantations, even the depths of mine tunnels. This video examines the plight of Filipino working children and looks at what is being done to help them.