Resources on child labour and education


  1. Good practice

    From bondage to schools in brick kilns

    01 May 2010

    School attendance among children of brick kiln workers in India has increased remarkably since 2009. This is a result of the Empolyers' Association's (CABMA) partnership with the ILO to promote the welfare of workers.

  2. Good practice

    Addressing poverty to eliminate child labour in post-crisis settings

    01 May 2010

    As a response to the increase in the prevalence of child labour after the earthquake in Pakistan in 2005, IPEC has led a successful program aimed at educating children in the worst forms of child labour and providing skills training to their families.

  3. Publication

    World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2010: Go for the goal... end child labour (Classroom activities)

    01 May 2010

  4. Publication

    Micro factors inhibiting education access, retention and completion by children from vulnerable communities in Kenya - Summary

    15 March 2010

  5. Publication

    Micro factors inhibiting education access, retention and completion by children from vulnerable communities in Kenya

    15 March 2010

    This study situated formal schooling as a deterrent for child labour. While schooling keeps children off labour, both push and pull factors lead to a somehow systematic exclusion of vulnerable children. Understanding this exclusion process is rather complex, especially complicated by micro factors which may only be understood through extremely focused investigations.

  6. Instructional material

    Once upon a time..."Jiminy Cricket, where are you?" - activity

    01 March 2010


  1. Publication

    Marginalisation and child labour

    01 July 2009

    This paper has been prepared as background document for the 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, which will have a particular focus on marginalisation. The purpose of the paper is to show the way in which child labour and marginalisation are related, and why child labour should present a key area of attention for education policy makers and planners.

  2. Publication

    Give girls a chance - Tackling child labour, a key to the future

    10 June 2009

    This report provides an overview on the involvement of girls in child labour and the policy responses required to tackle the problem. It provides global estimates on girls involvement in child labour and looks at major sectors of work in which girls are involved. It also considers the issue of gender inequalities in education and how these contribute to child labour and the transition of girls into the youth labour market. The report concludes with proposals on the policy response required to tackle child labour of girls.

  3. Publication

    World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2009: A resource for teachers and educators (Brochure)

    01 June 2009

  4. Publication

    A Report on Trend and Country Responses to the Child Labour: Reflections on Achievements, Challenges, Gaps & Way Forward

    01 April 2009

    It is expected that the discussions on the critical notes on way forward and recommendation on child labour elimination that entail this report will provide a broad basis for the consultation and that would helpful in the preparation for upcoming Global Conference on Child Labour in the Hague and in the development of National Time?Bound Plan of Action on Worst Forms of Child Labour.