|The ‘’Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains: an integrated approach’’ Project, is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), and it is implemented by the ILO in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).|
The Project is implemented over a period of four years starting in March 2018 and target four countries:
ObjectivesThe project supports the above partners to contribute to a sustainable cotton, textile and garment value chain that is free of child labour and forced labour by:
1. Strengthening policy, legal and regulatory frameworks to combat child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment sector:
- Review policy, legal and regulatory framework to identify gaps, provide concrete recommendations and undertake necessary revisions , in line with the International Labour Standards.
- Map the cotton, textile and garment supply chain taking into consideration fundamental principles and rights at work.
- Build the capacity of target countries to eliminate child and forced labour.
- Strengthen the role of employers’ organizations in eliminating child and forced labour.
- Strengthen the capacity of workers’ organizations and cotton, textile and garment production workers to exercise their right to freedom of association and other fundamental worker rights.
- Develop community-based multi- stakeholder compliance monitoring and remedial mechanisms to combat child labour and forced labour with additional focus on gender issues.
- Support due diligence initiatives and grievance mechanisms concerning child labour and forced labour along the value chain.
- Strengthen livelihoods of local and vulnerable families.
- Develop model youth and women employment and self-employment schemes and their supporting functions.
- Improve children’s access to education.