Thumbnail Image

Child Labour - Eliminating child labour and forced labour in cotton-growing communities










Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Booklet
    Voices from cotton fields
    Fighting child labour in Burkina Faso, Mali and Pakistan
    2023
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Child labour, including hazardous work, one of the worst forms of child labour, is present in cotton value chains in multiple countries across the globe. Not only does child labour infringe on the rights of a child, but it also perpetuates the cycle of poverty among families and communities. With funding from the European Union, the CLEAR Cotton project “Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains” was launched in 2018 to support the elimination of child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains in target producing countries. As demonstrated through six human stories, FAO is making a difference in Burkina Faso, Mali and Pakistan, by addressing the linkages between livelihoods improvement and the elimination and prevention of child labour in agriculture.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Unlocking women’s capacity to become agents of change in the fight to reduce child labour in agriculture in Pakistan
    FAO’s approach under the CLEAR Cotton project
    2022
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    The CLEAR Cotton project: Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains (2018-2023) is co-funded by the European Union and the International Labor Organization (ILO) ). It is implemented by the ILO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the government, employers' and workers' organizations, the private sector, cooperatives, and civil society organizations. This fact sheet presents the areas of intervention implemented as part of the project by FAO in Pakistan as well as their approaches and results with a focus on the lessons learned from empowering women with knowledge, skills and means to start their own businesses. It also presents an overview of the results of ILO-supported interventions as well as lessons learned from the project as a whole.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Eliminating child labour and promoting decent work in fisheries and aquaculture 2018
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Today, 152 million children worldwide are engaged in child labour, of which 70.9% are in the agricultural sector, including fisheries and aquaculture. This global problem is a human rights abuse perpetuating poverty, especially in rural areas. With appropriate action, this critical issue can be addressed with a view to generating decent employment opportunities, work that will sustain agriculture, increase food security and help families and communities transition out of poverty. FAO is working to build a sustainable fisheries and aquaculture sector that accounts for economic, environmental and social matters, including decent work and the prevention of child and forced labour. This brief raises awareness on the issue and FAO’s work to address it. It will be launched on the World Day Against Child Labour (12 June 2018) and shared at the IFISH Conference on Occupational Safety and Health in Commercial Fishing, Aquaculture, and Seafood Processing (10-13 June 2018).

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.