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

Ilc session in 2012 is regretting that it had not

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ILC Session in 2012 is regretting that it had not received the Kenya Government’s report, which was to contain full information on the matters raised in its previous direct request to Government on implementation issues. Article 1 of the Convention, which demands that governments take immediate measures to prohibit and eliminate the worst forms of child labour, the ILC had previously requested Kenya government to provide a copy of the National Child Labour Policy (NCLP), since the Government had previously stated that the draft NCLP had not been endorsed by the National Labour Board. The Committee went further to request the Government to provide a copy of NCLP as soon as possible! 26 This report challenges the manner in which organizations with a mandate on issues such as child labour actually use the information. The NCLP which was drafted in 1996 is not progressive in its revised version from 2006 and may not be an effective strategy of eliminating worst forms of child labour in the country. 25 ILO/IPEC Evaluation Reports from 2001–2009. 26 ILO (2012): Direct Request (CEACR) – adopted 2011, published 101 st ILC Session (2012).
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CMI REPORT THE ROLE OF ADVOCACY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR 2015: 2 30 On the other hand, the Ministry of Labour, which is representing the Government of Kenya in ILO engagements with governments, appeared in this Direct Request (2012) to be misleading ILO with the information provided. The Ministry of Labour kept on furnishing the ILO with information of what is in the process of being done. For example, under the TACLE project the monitoring capacity of District Child Labour Committees (DCLCs) and the Local Child Labour Committees (LCLCs) would allegedly be strengthened and enhanced. Yet, the Ministry of Education was implementing TACLE project, not the Ministry of Labour. Besides, the DCLCs and the LCLCs had been reported as non- formal systems in all evaluation reports. Hence, can the ILO be monitoring projects with non-formal entities without the authority to do so? Similarly, according to the report, the NSC, the DCLC and the LCLC were entrusted with the monitoring of the implementation of the NPA 2004–2015, while the NSC having established linkages in related policy areas, according to this report, was entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring implementing agencies and child labour activities in Kenya. Yet, all the evaluations of child labour activities had revealed that the NSC was ineffective and in 2009 it only met once! Thus, misleading information was given to the ILC which is an important committee of the ILO to monitor activities of government in relation to the implementation of Convention 182. 8.4 Advocacy Needs Fast-Laners to be Effective Advocacy as a concept has been defined variously depending on the purpose of the interventions.
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  • Spring '17
  • Districts of Kenya, Nairobi, Child labour, Ministry of Labour

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