Child Labour TF

Led By: Plan International and ILO

 

Our Mission

To ensure practical coordination and collaboration amongst humanitarian responders and development actors at the global level to strengthen the quality and coordination of child labour preparedness, prevention and response actions in emergencies at country level.

The Task Force provides a platform to identify and seek to address common challenges in child labour in emergencies programming, providing a collective technical voice on child labour issues in emergencies for other core pieces of work such as humanitarian standard setting, inter-sectoral collaboration, and global advocacy and policy work related to child labour.

Key Priorities of the Child Labour Task Force

Technical Tools, Standards and Guidance:
  • Inter-agency Child Labour in Humanitarian Action Toolkit is available and disseminated at local, national, regional and global levels
Capacity Building:
  • Humanitarian responders have enhanced knoweldge and competencies to prevent and respond to (the worst forms of) child labour in emergencies
Coordination, Policy and Advocacy:
  • Child labour in humanitarian settings is integrated/refleced in the agenda’s of relevant global, regional and local platforms, including but not liited to 8.7 Alliance and other Task Forces under the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Latest News

“Ask the Alliance and Friends” Event for the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour

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When: 13 June 2022, 8:00 - 9:00 BST/ 9:00 - 10:00 CEST/15:00 - 16:00 HK/ 11:00 - 12:00 EAT Where: https://changemakersforchildren.community/CPHA-community Who: Simon Hills and Silvia Oñate from the Child Labour Task Force and Hayat Osseiran, Senior Child Labour Expert MENA region What: The 2022 World Day Against Child Labour is June Sunday 12th, 2022 with the theme of Universal Social Protection...

“ASK THE ALLIANCE AND FRIENDS” EVENT FOR THE 2022 WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

Where: https://changemakersforchildren.community/CPHA-community When: 13 June 2022, 8:00 - 9:00 BST/ 9:00 - 10:00 CEST/15:00 - 16:00 HK/ 11:00 - 12:00 EAT Who: Simon Hills and Silvia Oñate from the Child Labour Task Force and Hayat Osseiran, Senior Child Labour Expert MENA region What: The 2022 World Day Against Child Labour is June Sunday 12th, 2022 with the theme of Universal Social Protection...

Resources

Background Paper | Reducing Child Labour in Agriculture in Humanitarian Contexts

In 2020, 155 million people in 55 countries/regions were in crisis or worse – an increase of about 20 million people from 2019. In addition, children around the world are negatively affected by worsening education opportunities and the socioeconomic impacts of measures to stop the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The impacts on agriculture and food systems of these often...

Child Labour Case Study | Comprehensive centre-based prevention and response to child labour in agriculture in Lebanon

This case study describes a pilot project to provide comprehensive services to children in agricultural child labour and their families in the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon.

Summary | Inter-Agency Toolkit: Preventing and Responding to Child Labour in Humanitarian Action

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The Inter-Agency Toolkit: Preventing and Responding to Child Labour in Humanitarian Action offers a strong global commitment to addressing child labour in humanitarian action. It was developed by the global Child Labour Task Force, under the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, which is co-led by Plan International and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The toolkit is an...

Inter-Agency Toolkit | Child Labour Case Studies

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Find ALL 34 Case Studies in the Inter-Agency Toolkit on Preventing and Responding to Child Protection in Humanitarian Action!

Inter-Agency Toolkit | Child Labour Tools

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Find ALL 19 Practical Tools in the Inter-Agency Toolkit on Preventing and Responding to Child Protection in Humanitarian Action!

Inter-Agency Toolkit | Preventing and Responding to Child Labour in Humanitarian Action

Every day, millions of children worldwide experience the consequences of violent conflicts, climate change, disasters and epidemics. In times of crisis, when people are forced to flee their homes, schools close, jobs are lost and the availability of services decreases, child labour becomes a coping mechanism for many families in distress. It deprives children of their childhood, their potential...

Media

Child Labour Webcast | Preventing and Protecting Children from Child Labour in Humanitarian Crisis

Child Labour Webcast | The Impact of Humanitarian Crisis and Child Labour

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 4: Impact of COVID-19 on Child Labour Programming in Myanmar

Webinars

Virtual Launch | Inter-Agency Toolkit: Preventing and Responding to Child Labour in Humanitarian Action

Register via this Zoom link. Worldwide, an estimated 152 million girls and boys are in child labour, almost half of them, 73 million, work in hazardous child labour. The incidence of child labour in humanitarian crises is an imminent concern. The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to push millions more children into child labour. However, there are great opportunities for the global community to...

Webinar | COVID-19 and Child Labour

Join experts and practitioners from different organisations across the globe to discuss ‘COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!’, the theme of the 2020 World Day Against Child Labour. Participants will hear an update based on the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action technical note on COVID-19 and Child Labour (EN, SP, FR), evidence-based resources and...

Child Labour Task Force Leads

Sivlia Oñate, Plan International

Simon Hills, International Labour Organisation