Action Against Child Labour

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Nelien Haspels, Michele Jankanish
International Labour Organization, 2000 - Business & Economics - 334 pages
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Comprehensive and timely, this essential book provides a wealth of practical information on planning and carrying out action against child labor. Offering an array of effective strategies, instruments, methodologies, and information, it stresses a multi-pronged approach to combating child labor on several fronts: economic, educational, social, and cultural. It provides striking examples of effective legislation, policies, programs, and projects, and offers step-by-step guidelines for their precise implementation. Action Against Child Labor examines in depth the vital functions of national policies and programs against child labor, while providing valuable insight on developing and improving existing policy, setting priorities for action, capacity building, and creating social alliances. In addition, it spotlights ways to improve the knowledge base on child labor, provides technical and practical guidelines for designing and conducting surveys, and offers insights on obtaining information on children. Compiled by an array of child labor experts, this invaluable resource will help governments, employers' and workers' organizations, and NGOs contribute to eliminating child labor.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
2
8
1 Terms of reference for a comprehensive report on child labour
22
3 Example of a national plan of action on child labour Cambodia 1997
30
Towards improved legislation
41
NEW INTERNATIONAL LABOUR STANDARDS ON
74
General principles
82
Minimum ages in ILO Conventions
88
5_2 INTERNATIONAL ACTION AGAINST CHILD SLAVERY
193
5A ACTION AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
202
5J DEVELOPING COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMMES OF ACTION
213
Strategies for employers and their
219
EMPLOYER BEST PRACTICES ON CHILD LABOUR
228
6J CORPORATE INITIATIVES ON CHILD LABOUR
241
6A KEY LESSONS FOR FUTURE ACTION
246
7J WHAT A TRADE UNION CAN DO
266

Excerpts from selected ILO standards on child labour
95
Improving the knowledge base on child
115
1 List of detailed variables in child labour surveys
140
INTRODUCTION
147
Children living and working on the streets
162
Concerted action
171
1 Identifying target groups and selecting children
180
Strategies to address child slavery
187
2 THE AUDIENCE
279
1 Informing the public
286
Action by community groups and NGOs
293
Resources on child labour
305
List of charts
312
List of boxes
329
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Nelien Haspels has worked with ILO partners worldwide on programmes to eliminate child labour and promote gender equality at work. She is currently Specialist on Gender and Women Workers' Issues with the ILO's East Asia Multidisciplinary Advisory Team. Michele Jankanish was until recently the senior legal adviser in the ILO's Working Conditions and Environment Department, responsible for standard setting leading to adoption of the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention. She is currently International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist in the ILO's Multidisciplinary Advisory Team, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

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