A greater access to social protection is needed to prevent children from child labour in Timor-Leste
DILI, Timor-Leste (ILO News) - The National Commission against Child Labour, the General Labour Inspectorate, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) celebrated this year’s World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) in Suai, Timor-Leste, on 15 June, by launching key findings of a qualitative research on the drivers of child labour in Timor-Leste.
Supported by the ILO and UNICEF, the research confirmed that poverty is a key driver of child labour, both for the families themselves but also for employers, who do not have the means to hire adult labourers. The research also found that very few families surveyed had access to social assistance, Bolsa da Mae in particular, and for those who did, the cash assistance that they received was insufficient to prevent child labour
08 August 2022