Integrated Systems to Tackle Child Labor
More than 70 percent of all child labor cases are found in the agricultural sector. While banning child labor on farms is commonly perceived to be a silver bullet, it’s simply not enough. The best way to eliminate child labor is to tackle its root causes, which can include lack of access to education, weak enforcement of labor laws, gender inequality, poverty, and insufficient social protection for the poor. Importantly, key stakeholders, including civil society, governments, and companies, are increasingly working together and pooling their investments into joint programs to tackle this urgent issue.