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

The project seeks to promote enhanced 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, while adopting an integrated area based approach, embedded in a value chain approach including cooperation with local industry and international buyers.

The Project will be implemented in three target countries (Burkina Faso, Mali and Pakistan) together with a set of awareness raising activities in Peru, over a period of 42 months and it is co-funded by the European Union under the Development Cooperation Instrument.

The expected outcomes of the project in Pakistan are:
  • The strengthening of legislations, regulations, policies and programmes and in particular their implementation, in order to combat child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment sector.
  • Local governments, public services providers, social partners and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. CSOs, private sector, agricultural stakeholders, etc.) take effective action to stop child labour and forced labour in target cotton growing districts and communities and garment/textiles sector supply chain and factories.