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Action against child labour

Edited by Nelien Haspels and Michele Jankanish

This essential book provides a wealth of practical information on planning and carrying out action against child labour. Offering an array of effective strategies, instruments, methodologies and information, it stresses a multi-pronged approach to combating child labour on several fronts: economic, educational, social and cultural. It provides striking examples of effective legislation, policies, programmes and projects, and offers step-by-step guidelines for their precise implementation.

Action against child labour examines in depth the vital functions of national policies and programmes against child labour. It spotlights ways to improve the knowledge base on child labour, provides technical and practical guidelines for designing and conducting surveys, and offers tips on obtaining information on children.

Alternatives to child labour are also discussed. The book explains how to educate children on their rights and cites methods for improving formal and non-formal education. It evaluates workplace and community monitoring programmes and includes convenient checklists for identifying and rehabilitating children from vulnerable groups. Child slavery and trafficking are also explored, and the book outlines specific strategies for eliminating them, especially in the light of the ILO's Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, adopted in 1999.

Emphasis is also placed on awareness raising and the important roles played by employers, trade unions and community groups in abolishing child labour practices. Employer "best practices" are discussed, and an action guide for trade unions is provided.

Compiled by an array of child labour experts, this invaluable resource will help governments, employers' and workers' organizations, and NGOs contribute to eliminating child labour.

About the editors:

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.