Clear Cotton Project on Child Labour and Forced labour

Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains: an integrated approach

 The ‘’Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains: an integrated approach’’ Project, is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), and it is implemented by the ILO in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Countries covered


The Project is implemented over a period of four years starting in March 2018 and target four countries:
  • Burkina Faso;
  • Mali;
  • Pakistan, and
  • Peru
 


Objectives

The project supports the above partners to contribute to a sustainable cotton, textile and garment value chain that is free of child labour and forced labour by:

1. Strengthening policy, legal and regulatory frameworks to combat child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment sector:
  • Review policy, legal and regulatory framework to identify gaps, provide concrete recommendations and undertake necessary revisions , in line with the International Labour Standards.
  • Map the cotton, textile and garment supply chain taking into consideration fundamental principles and rights at work.
  • Build the capacity of target countries to eliminate child and forced labour.
  • Strengthen the role of employers’ organizations in eliminating child and forced labour.
  • Strengthen the capacity of workers’ organizations and cotton, textile and garment production workers to exercise their right to freedom of association and other fundamental worker rights.
2. Supporting local governments, public services providers, and other relevant stakeholders to take effective action to stop child labour and forced labour in target cotton growing districts and communities and garment/textiles factories
  • Develop community-based multi- stakeholder compliance monitoring and remedial mechanisms to combat child labour and forced labour with additional focus on gender issues.
  • Support due diligence initiatives and grievance mechanisms concerning child labour and forced labour along the value chain.
  • Strengthen livelihoods of local and vulnerable families.
  • Develop model youth and women employment and self-employment schemes and their supporting functions.
  • Improve children’s access to education.