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Making a Better Life for Children in Tobacco-Growing Communities
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Feedback on Baseline Survey Findings Triggers Dialogue on Child Labour in Mozambique

ECLT Foundation staff, in collaboration with REACT project implementing partners, found a way to turn baseline survey feedback sessions around. Rather than focusing on society's deficits and problems that result in child labour, the team used the feedback sessions as a rallying call to action, and to focus stakeholders' attention on creating sustainable solutions to child labour in agricultural communities, including in tobacco.

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News From the Field
A Conversation with Khozapi Mtonga, Save the Children Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Malawi

As Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the ECLT Foundation-sponsored Child Labour Elimination Actions for Real Change (CLEAR) project, Khozapi Mtonga works to provide social protection to children in communities across Malawi.

Since CLEAR launched in 2011, many developments have been made. Notably, Village Savings and Loan Associations have empowered many community members to achieve economic stability, and in some cases, those members can support children from other very poor households in going to school.

 

 

Global Progress to End Child Labour
UNCTAD Public Symposium Discusses Trade and Development Policies in the Post-2015 Landscape

Every year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) provides a forum for discussion on how to make international trade good for inclusive development and to build technical capacity among member states.

Recently, UNCTAD held a Public Symposium: A Better World Economic Order for Equality and Sustainable Development Post-2015. Our Advocacy and Communication Officer shares some highlights from the event with relevance to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, as its shape is going to be crucial in the eradication of child labour.

 

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Global News: Bolivia's New Child Labour Policy
Bolivia's New Minimum Age for Employment Law Deviates from International Standards

On 17 July, Bolivia adopted law N. 548, the new 'Boy, Girl, and Adolescent Code.' The law allows children ages 10 to 14 to work as self-employed (e.g. street vendors, shoe shiners, or bus conductors); and those between 12 and 14 to work as hired workers for a maximum of 6 hours per day, as long as the work is compatible with schooling and is carried out under parental supervision.

Law N. 548 relaxes the minimum working age regime of the country, which has been set firmly at age 14--until now.

 

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