Child labour in conflict settings
|Speaker||Christina Soriani, EuropeAid - Blerina Vila, ILO - Ronal Berghys, ILO Turin - Sophie De Coninck, ILO Geneva|
Children are affected in dramatic ways by armed conflict.
They may be separated from their parents, orphaned, suffer from hunger, etc,
Children do some of the worst kinds of work, they find themselves trafficked for labour or sexual exploitation or illegally trafficking arms, drugs or other materials,
One of the way out of conflict for many young children is going back to school.
Older young people need and aspire instead to acquire new skills in view of earning a livelihood.
Providing them with long-lasting employment opportunities does not only help these children to meet their needs but also contributes to peace, stability and growth in their community. These are some of the themes that have been addressed through research, operational guidelines, and advocacy tools made possible by recent EC funding.