Resources on child labour in mining and quarrying

2020

  1. Child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining

    Pre-situational analysis report on child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale mining communities in the Philippines

    30 January 2020

    The study revolved around three interrelated points, namely: (a) key points of analysis – general and area specific; (b) recommendations to address child labour issues and concerns; and (c) recommendations to improve working conditions in artisanal small-scale mining (ASGM) communities in the municipalities of Labo and Paracale, Camarines Norte and T’boli Municipality, South Cotabato.

  2. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining baseline report: Camarines Norte and South Cotabato

    20 January 2020

    The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) baseline profile report aims to assess the current environmental, social and economic conditions in ASGM in the Philippines. The study covers three mining municipalities, including Labo and Paracale in Camarines Norte and T’boli in South Cotabato.

2019

  1. Gabay sa pagpapaunlad ng pamilyang Pilipino ukol sa child labour

    Gabay sa pagpapaunlad ng pamilyang Pilipino: Modyul ukol sa child labour

    26 September 2019

    Ang malawakang kahirapan, limitadong pagkamit ng edukasyon, at kakulangan sa pagpapatupad ng batas ay ilan sa mga dahilan ng pananatili ng problema ng pagkakaroon ng batang manggagawa sa mga rural na lugar. Ang pangmatagalang pagtanggal ng mga batang mangagagawa sa mga ito ay nangangailangan ng solusyon sa mismong ugat na pinanggagalingan ng problema at pagpapalaganap ng disenteng trabaho para sa mga may hustong gulang. Ang pagtutulungan ng mga institusyon at taong direktang nakikipag-ugnayan sa mga lugar na ito ay isang paraan upang masolusyunan ang problema.

  2. Family development session on child labour

    Family development session: Module on child labour (also available in Filipino version)

    26 September 2019

    The Child Labour Module was developed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as part of the convergence approach. This module will be included in the Family Development Sessions (FDS) with beneficiaries and communities under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The module has been developed and enhanced through extensive consultations the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

  3. Reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Child labour in mining and global supply chains

    23 September 2019

    Child labour in mining is most commonly found in artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM). Even if produced in small quantities at a mine site, cumulatively, the quantity of minerals coming from ASM is significant: ASM accounts for about 20 per cent of global gold supply, 80 per cent of global sapphire supply and 20 per cent of global diamond supply, 26 per cent of global tantalum production and 25 per cent of tin. It is also a major source of employment: some 40 million people work in ASM — a number that has doubled in recent years — as compared with 7 million in industrial mining.

  4. Reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Convening actors to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    23 September 2019

    The CARING Gold Mining Project’s overall goal is to increase to address child labour and working conditions issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) globally and in Ghana and the Philippines, its pilot countries. It does so by pursuing four outcomes, the first three to be carried out in the pilot countries and the fourth one on a global scale.

  5. Reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Convening actors to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    23 September 2019

    The CARING GOLD MINING Project in the Philippines will address the problem of child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) operations by supporting the sector towards setting-up of legal and regulated Peoples’ Small-Scale Mines (Minahang Bayan) that are compliant with environmental, health and labour standards.

  6. Child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining

    Gap analysis and recommendations on laws on child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining

    31 May 2019

    The Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector is considered “a vital contributor to the Philippine economy”. Studies estimate that 200,000 to 300,000 miners and their families in 20 to 30 provinces in the Philippines rely on ASGM as a primary source of subsistence Of the estimate, about 18,000 are women and children. By the ILO approximation, the number may be as many as 500,000 across the country.

2018

  1. Child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining

    Pre-KAP study on child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining

    30 November 2018

    The Pre-KAP study is part of the CARING-Gold Mining Project, which seeks to mobilize stakeholders to address the issues of child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in the municipalities of Labo and Paracale, Camarines Norte and T’boli, South Cotabato.

2015

  1. National Child Labour Survey

    Sectoral survey of child labour in informal tin mining in Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Province, Indonesia 2014

    09 December 2015

    The survey as reported here is primarily aimed at providing an in-depth understanding through an evidence-based approach of the child labour phenomenon in tin mining in Kepulauan Bangka-Belitung of Indonesia in 2014.