Child labour

Makiisa Para sa #1MBatangMalaya: One With the Children in Ending Child Labour

The ILO together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, Department of Labor and Employment, Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) and BAN Toxics! will have a joint launch of different programmes and tools to address child labour.

The Philippines is targeting the withdrawal of one million children from child labour by 2025 to support the attainment of Goal 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls for the total elimination of all forms of child labour throughout the world by 2025.

In support of this call, a convergence approach of services provided by various government and non-government organizations has led to the development of various programmes and tools that will address child labour in the Philippines. These are:
  1. Convening Actors to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING-Gold), a project of ILO and BanToxics funded by the United States Department of Labor,
  2. Strategic Help Desks for Information, Education, Livelihood and other Developmental Interventions (SHIELD) against Child Labour of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and
  3. Module on Child Labour for the Family Development Sessions of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
These programmes and tools will be launched to strengthen the Philippines' fight against child labour and to gain public support on various initiatives. Over 200 participants are set to join the national launch.