Child labour is a global human rights issues that affects us all. World over, 125 million children are engaged in child labour of which 73 million are in hazardous work. Children around the world are routinely engaged in paid and unpaid forms of work that are not harmful to them.
At Resource Rights Africa, we campaign against worst forms of child labour in land-based investments i.e. gold, limestone, cocoa, sugarcane and tea value chains.
We organize community awareness sessions through puppet theatre shows, influence duty bearers through multi-stakeholder holder dialogues, organize media engagements as well as research on topical issues to influence policies and practice.
We commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour -12 June. We work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 set by the international community calling for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025.
Most children in child labour work unpaid on family farms or in other family enterprises. Child labour is also concentrated in the informal economy. Labour market policies that promote decent work for adults and youth of legal working age, improve rural livelihoods and incomes and promote the transition from the informal to formal economy are key to tackling child labour.