Reduce child Labour

Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR)

A project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) that aims to enhance the capacity of the Philippines to reduce child labour by supporting its actions in addressing the recommendations contained in the "Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor Report" of the USDOL. These actions are in the areas of: enforcement of child labour laws, including through labour inspectors, enabling the education system and social protection schemes to better address child labour, and ensuring the elimination of child labour in domestic work.

The United States Department of Labor USDOL-funded CLEAR Project has already developed a Case Flow Management Protocol on the handling of child labour cases and a Roadmap to eliminate child labour in domestic work, formulated and transmitted recommendations to integrate the effective elimination of child labour in the country's Social Protection Floor and initiated the process of addressing the gap between minimum age for work and the age of completion of compulsory schooling.

Efforts are now focused on amending the country's child labour law, Republic Act 9231, updating the Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL) for the period 2016 to 2020, providing a specialized training on child labour for labour inspectors, formulating a Department of Education policy on child labour and providing advise to the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme to improve its efficacy against child labour.

Implementation by CLEAR is through the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) and its sub-committees, namely: Knowledge Management; Partnership Strengthening; Access to Services; Law Enforcement and Policy Advocacy.

For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines
Tel. +632 8580 9900
Fax +632 8856 7597