The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries, who have promised to protect children’s rights. It was signed into force on 2 September 1990.
Despite of 30 years of governmental, corporate and philanthropic commitments, the Rights of the Child are still not universally respected by the signees, with ChildLabour remaining a critical global issue.
Child Labour should not exist but eradicating it as a single issue, has proven to be very difficult if not approached in a holistic way with all stakeholders involved. Also, the mere presence of Child Labour is often an indicator of other deeper or widespread social and economic issues often with a geographical component.
In view of better protecting children in general, FarmStrong Foundation introduced its Community Child Protection System (CCPS) which is a systemic approach based within rural communities to build capabilities and trust. A rural community-centred approach to uproot the root causes that lead to Child Labour while monitoring for it; by strengthening social and support systems within communities including empoweringwoman and their community involvement, improving access to hygiene, health & nutrition and assure a civil registration. Birth certificates permit access to formal and officially recognized education.
FarmStrongFoundation is committed to uproot the root causes for Child Labour for good and make the invisible visible.