Occupational safety and health

Child labour self-help guide for SMEs in Afghanistan

This guide provides guidelines for parents and SME owners who employ children between the ages of 15 and 17.

The guidelines provided in this guide have been written based on the findings of the Child Labour Rapid Assessment conducted in the province of Balkh in Afghanistan. The guide serves as training material that can be used in workshops or distributed among SME owners. The information provided in this guide provides the very basics of occupational safety and health standards for working children and should be adhered to as much as possible. This guide is expected to alleviate some of the harsh working conditions children face in Afghanistan and the rest of the world, and we hope that this guide will find itself in the hands of as many parents and SME owners as possible.