This toolkit has been developed by Save the Children and builds on approaches to address child labour developed by Save the Children in Bangladesh. Its development was informed by an initial assessment that examined the nature and extent of child labour in the agricultural sector.
The overall objective of this toolkit is to improve conditions for working children by increasing awareness and understanding of child labour issues in Egypt and providing practical guidance on how to identify and respond to child labour acting always in the best interests of the child. It also aims to encourage Egyptian companies to develop and discuss generic and industry specific solutions to the management and prevention of child labour.
This toolkit is aimed at companies, large and small, in the agricultural sector with specific reference to the agricultural sector in Egypt. It encourages companies to work in collaboration with a range of stakeholders – including farmers, suppliers, subcontractors, trade unions, children, families, civil society and government, especially the agricultural and labour ministries- in order to address child labour and improve working conditions for children and young people. It provides companies in the agricultural sector with practical and achievable guidance on how to:
- Provide the best possible work conditions for children
- Treat children in ways that respect and support their rights
- Identify and address child labour.