CLEAR Cotton: Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains: an integrated approach
At a glance
Project ObjectivesThe project aims at contributing to the elimination of child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains in target producing countries. It promotes enhanced national legislation and policies, to address the basic needs and rights of children engaged or at risk of child labour, and of victims of forced labour.
|The project combines integrated area-based and value chain approaches to cooperate with governments, social partners, local farmers, communities industries, and international buyers. |
SO1: Enhanced compliance with legislative and regulatory frameworks and implementation of policies to eradicate child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains.
SO2: Reduced recourse to child and forced labour by local communities with enhanced economic opportunities in selected cotton growing/processing districts.
Towards SDG Target 8.7: prevention and elimination of child labour in Burkina Faso’s cotton production sector.
25 October 2022
Child labour is present in the garment, textile and cotton supply chain in multiple countries around the world. It is found particularly in Africa and Asia where cotton production systems are labour intensive and/or are dominated by small-holder farms.
Accelerated schooling strategy (SSA/P) in Mali: 800 beneficiaries received school supply kits and textbooks
28 July 2022
The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the ACCEL Africa and CLEAR Cotton projects, with the financial support of the Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities, delivered on July 21, 2022, in Bamako, kits of school supplies and textbooks to 800 children benefiting from the accelerated schooling strategy (SSA/P).
To fight child labour in Burkina Faso, education stakeholders built their capacities in Koudougou
22 July 2022
The Permanent Secretariat of the Accelerated Schooling Strategy (Stratégie de Scolarisation Accélérée/Passerelle - SSA/P) of the Ministry of Education, Literacy and promotion of National Languages of Burkina Faso strengthen its action against child labour. During a workship held from 22 to 24 June 2022 in Koudougou, the stakeholders of the SSA/P, strengthened their knowledge on child labour, with the support of two ILO projects and the Directorate for the Fight against Child Labour of the Ministry of Labour.