Government of Pakistan has ratified ILO conventions 138 & 182 that call for elimination of child labour of all types from Pakistan by year 2016. In line with its commitments with international community, Government of Pakistan has requested ILO for technical and financial assistance to implement such model projects on child labour elimination that can be scaled by Government of Pakistan countrywide. In this connection, ILO IPEC and European Commission have launched a project in District Sukkur that focuses the elimination of Abusive Child Labour in different hazardous sectors.
Currently IRM is implementing “Combating Abusive Child Labor II” in partnership with NRSP and ILO. Training offered as a part of the project includes Livestock Training for Improved Husbandry, Capacity building of Mother Groups through CMST, Business Management Skill Development training and Training in sewing, stitching and embroidery (Women).
The project started in February 2011. Overall target is to train 5,490 participants till July 2013.
The project focuses the elimination of Abusive Child Labour in different hazardous sectors like motor garages, auto mechanic/automobile workshops, welding plants and workshops, date & cotton picking, confectionary and furniture factories, exploitative domestic child labour, stone crushing & rag picking etc.
Project beneficiaries include 3,250 children and 2,000 families for different interventions
Other stakeholders that facilitate the implementation of the project include District Government Sukkur, Employers & Workers federations, media, local community and civil society organizations.
Institute of Rural Management
House # 6, Street # 56, F-6/4, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+9251) 2822 752
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