Role-of-advocacy-against-child-labour.pdf

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At the community level, schools, teachers, children and parents were targeted, as well as community leaders. All these groups were subjected to advocacy with a view to bringing about change as far as child labour was concerned so that policies are adopted and laws are enacted to stop child labour; that programmes are initiated to assist parents and children to ensure children stay in school and those children already working, removed and returned to school or for vocational training. Given the atmosphere of denial regarding child labour in Kenya, ANPPCAN decided to use the findings that had been obtained from the WHO-supported study to inform, advice, persuade, propose or suggest, train and lobby with different groups at three levels to raise awareness, as well as to make these groups respond to child labour issues in the country. In all these efforts, collaborative and inclusive methods were used in advocacy to prevent a confrontational type of advocacy. This led to creating and strengthening different structures, starting with Income Generating Activities (IGAs) in schools, creating linkages and alliances, involvement of children and parents in these efforts and, finally, undertaking further studies to generate more information to underpin the efforts. The details of these activities will be presented in this document.
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CMI REPORT THE ROLE OF ADVOCACY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR 2015: 2 3 1.1.2 The Methodology Used This study has used two main methods, including desk reviews and in-depth interviews with the main duty-bearers of the ILO/IPEC programme in Kenya and the Ministry of Labour. The desk reviews included the review of the available implementation reports at ANPPCAN’s offices on the programme over the years; all the external evaluations and review reports of the ILO/IPEC programmes in Kenya from 2001–2013 and all the publications on good practices available at the ILO/IPEC offices in Geneva and Nairobi. It also included a review of literature on child labour and advocacy as a strategy used by CSOs. Furthermore, available documents from the Ministry of Labour, i.e. the National Plan of Action (NPA) and the draft National Child Labour Policy (NCLP), were assessed. The four representatives of the duty-bearers interviewed came from the Ministry of Labour and the ILO/IPEC offices in Nairobi who were the main actors as far as ILO/IPEC Programme in Kenya is concerned. They were senior officers in both organizations and involved in the implementation of the programme. Also interviewed in-depth was a senior official working with an NGO, which had been implementing a child labour programme for many years in Kenya. This individual had previously worked with the Ministry of Labour when the ILO/IPEC programme was introduced in Kenya.
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  • Spring '17
  • Districts of Kenya, Nairobi, Child labour, Ministry of Labour

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