BackgroundOver the past decade, Mongolia has taken concrete measures towards the elimination of the worst forms of child labour and closing the gaps in the implementation of the principles of the Forced Labour Convention. However, awareness raising, prevention, withdrawal and rehabilitation efforts have been hindered by inadequate understanding about child labour and forced labour and the limited capacity of public agencies and state officials in enforcing relevant national legislation and international labour standards (ILS).
The AFCYD and Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSP) have identified the 3-R Trainers’ Kit: Empowerment for Children, Youth, and Families (the 3-R Kit) as the most appropriate tool to strengthen the individual and organizational capacity of state entities. The update and adaptation of the 3-R Kit has been jointly undertaken by the AFCYD and MLSP during August and December 2019 with technical support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) under the ILO/EU project on Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthening National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting-Mongolia Phase 2.
The 3-R Kit aims to improve understanding about child labour, gender equality, rights, responsibilities, and representation among children, youth and families at risk of child labour and trafficking of children and adults for labour or sexual exploitation. Its overall goal is to provide life skills and work skills to target groups in their home communities, and to migrants in towns and cities in Mongolia. The increased understanding about their rights and the skills will enable people to make informed decisions, seek viable work opportunities, and increase their voice and representation in their families, communities and workplaces. The 3-R Kit was originally developed in English in 2006 and has been adapted to specific national contexts and translated for use in several countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Myanmar and Mongolia. The new Mongolian adaptation has incorporated up-to-date information on laws and statistics, today’s labour market dynamics and inputs from relevant stakeholders.
The objectives of TOT are:
- To familiarize relevant trainers and officials in Mongolia with the contents and training methodologies of the 3-R Kit.
- To increase officials’ and trainers’ training capacity to deliver 3-R training to children, youth and families in target communities.
- To validate the new edition of the 3-R Kit.
- TOT of the 3-R Kit conducted with up to 30 participating trainers and officials
- At least five trainers trained as national master trainers to deliver 3-R TOT in Mongolia
- At least 25 local trainers trained to deliver 3-R training to target groups (children, youth and their families) at the community level
- The new edition of the Mongolian 3-R Kit validated by TOT participants.