1. ILO launches new project in Kenya targeting child labour in Kenya's tea and coffee sectors.

    11 April 2024

  2. From Migrant Worker to Restaurant Owner: Bigeni Maina’s Journey to Success

    29 March 2024

    "I would like to grow my business to the point where it not only meets but surpasses the financial requirements of my family, ensuring stability and security for us all," says Bigeni.

  3. Strength in Struggle: Muluken Gebrewold’s Resilient Journey to Economic Independence

    29 March 2024

    “If every returnee took the SIYB training delivered by the ILO BRMM Programme before they migrated, we all would’ve reached immense success in life by now.”

  4. Turning Adversity into Opportunity: Seleshi Shegaw's Journey to Entrepreneurial Success

    29 March 2024

    “During my journey to Bosaso, I endured seven days without a meal and two days without water. On the second day, I encountered a stagnant pond and, despite the risk, I drank from it in desperation to survive.”

  5. Launch of the first global strategic compliance plan in Abidjan

    28 March 2024

    This crucial initiative, designed to cover the three years 2023-2025, aims to address significant challenges in respecting and realizing the rights of workers in Côte d'Ivoire, with a particular focus on the agricultural, commerce, industry, as well as buildings and public works sectors.

  6. Empowering youth, eradicating child labour: ACCEL Africa's impact in Malawi

    27 March 2024

    Through the project’s efforts, 282 youths, comprising 193 boys and 89 girls, graduated from various vocational skills trades in January 2023. These trades include motorcycle mechanics, tailoring and designing, bricklaying, carpentry, and joinery, as well as welding and fabrication.

  7. Voices against child labour: A media competition

    26 March 2024

    This media competition is more than just a contest; it's a call to action for media professionals and students to contribute their voices and skills to a crucial global cause, leveraging their influence to make a real difference in the fight against child labour.

  8. Kisii and Kericho counties in Kenya take bold steps against child labour

    22 March 2024

    Kisii and Kericho Counties have made significant strides in combating child labour by establishing County Child Labour Committees, marking a pioneering effort in the country. These newly formed multi-sectoral committees aim to raise awareness among stakeholders about child labour issues, conduct joint labour inspections in tea and coffee value chains, mobilize resources to eliminate child labour and monitor and evaluate related activities, including mapping child labour-affected areas in sub-counties.

  9. Accelerating TOGETHER Action Against Child Labour in Ghana

    21 March 2024

    The launch was done jointly with other child labour projects by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the theme “Accelerating TOGETHER Action Against Child Labour in Ghana”.

  10. Towards a future without child labour: Profiling and community mobilization in Grand-Zattry and M’Batto as part of ACCEL Africa 2nd phase

    19 March 2024

    The missions undertaken in the sub-prefectures revealed a marked enthusiasm and significant mobilization of the communities, testifying to their interest and commitment to efforts to combat child labour. These visits not only deepened the understanding of the areas of intervention but also highlighted opportunities for action based on the challenges identified.

  11. Empowering communities, combating child labour in Uganda

    19 March 2024

    ACCEL Africa aims to support the formalization and development of cooperatives, VSLA and social business, foster partnerships and open innovation among financial services provider by creating a social finance innovation funds, support gender-intelligent products and services design, build stakeholders capacities to have extensive knowledge, tools and skills to contribute meaningfully to child labour eradication.

  12. Charting New Horizons: Mary Wanjiru's Entrepreneurial Evolution

    18 March 2024

    "I would like to own a large hotel with branches throughout Kenya and the capacity to distribute food to most areas of Nairobi. I'd also like to employ more young unemployed youths in Kenya. Currently, I have 2 employees (a lady and a male). I would also like to establish a large chicken farm that can produce lots of eggs for my hotel(s) and a wider supply for other clients." says Mary.

  13. Unveiling the next chapter in child labour elimination: ILO's ACCEL Africa project phase 2 workshop in Abuja

    13 March 2024

    The ACCEL Africa Project Phase 2 aims to build on the achievements of its phase 1, adopting innovative approaches to address the systemic causes of child labour in sectors such as cocoa and artisanal gold mining supply chains.

  14. Co-create innovative financial solutions to break the cycle of child labour in Mali

    07 March 2024

    The workshop highlighted the crucial importance of inclusive innovation to address the challenges of solidarity finance.

  15. “I am a resilient entrepreneur and a determined mother”

    07 March 2024

    On International Women’s Day, we are sharing an inspiring entrepreneurial journey of Wegden, a Sudanese refugee in Egypt supported by ILO’s entrepreneurship development training programme.

  16. © Allan Mulenga / ILO 2024

    Having an income reduces HIV stigma and discrimination

    01 March 2024

    Sixty-year old Regina Katungu Chileshe is an entrepreneur living with HIV in Zambia. She is a member of an HIV support group that works to overcome stigma in the community, thanks to an income generation project supported by the International Labour Organization and UNAIDS.

  17. Ghana holds a national stakeholder consultation meeting to develop a workplan to accelerate the elimination of child labour in cocoa and gold supply chains.

    28 February 2024

    The meeting stimulated inclusive discussions which led to the development of a shared national vision, through a project's workplan to achieve the project's goal and its alignment with SDG 8.7.

  18. From the fields to the classroom: Abdou's journey to education in Foh village

    27 February 2024

  19. Key supply chain stakeholders unite to accelerate action against child labour in Malawi’s coffee supply chain

    26 February 2024

    The meeting aimed to finalize a comprehensive sustainability strategy that addresses the critical issue of child labour in the coffee industry, with a keen focus on capacity and financial implications, climate resilience, and inclusion.

  20. Strengthening efforts to combat child labour through South-South intra-African cooperation

    23 February 2024

    Key discussions during the workshop cantered around the insights and reflections gleaned from field visits, paving the way for identifying potential partnerships and strategies for effective implementation.