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

The CLEAR Cotton project supports the elimination of child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains in target producing countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Pakistan, and Peru). It 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).

At a glance

    Project Objectives

    The 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.

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    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.

News

  1. The CLEAR Cotton project works with the Government of Burkina Faso to say no to child labour

    12 July 2021

    The CLEAR Cotton project and the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Protection committed to the fight against child labour in Burkina Faso during a “Week of Action” to mark World Day Against Child Labour.

  2. CLEAR Cotton and ACCEL Africa projects raise awareness about child labour in Mali on World Day Against Child Labour

    07 July 2021

    The CLEAR Cotton and ACCEL Africa projects joined forces to mark World Day Against Child Labour in Mali. On the occasion, the winners of the CLEAR Cotton category of the Music Against Child Labour competition in Mali were announced.

  3. African musicians win Music Against Child Labour Competition

    12 June 2021

    The winning songs, from Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe, raise awareness of child labour and were chosen by a celebrity jury who reviewed more than 200 entries from 50 countries.

The CLEAR Cotton project