This week, Partners of the Americas observes the International Day to Eradicate Poverty. Inspired by an initiative by the PartnersCampus network, Partners would like to highlight the many ways in which our programs, projects, and members #endpoverty.
Combating Child Labor
On June 12th, a village in Paraguay celebrated the World Day Against Child Labor, to make sure children grow up to be happy and healthy.
Today is World Day Against Child Labor. Learn about how our three projects - Colombia Avanza, EducaFuturo and Paraguay Okakuaa, are working towards eliminating child labor in all its forms.
Financiado por el Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. (USDOL), Paraguay Okakuaa es un proyecto liderado por el Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social (MTESS) de Paraguay, que busca reducir las peores formas de trabajo infantil y mejorar el cumplimiento de las leyes laborales y las condiciones para el trabajo en el Departamento de Guairá, específicamente en los municipios de Borja, Iturbe, Troche, Paso Yobai y Villarrica.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Paraguay Okakuaa is a project led by Paraguay's Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MTESS), which seeks to reduce the worst forms of child labor and improve compliance with labor laws and work conditions. Partners of the Americas implements this program and works in the Department of Guairá specifically in the municipalities of Borja, Iturbe, Troche, Paso Yobai and Villarrica.
EducaFuturo provides opportunities for youth to develop interpersonal skills and entrepreneurial capabilities. It helps the youth succeed in school while also preparing them for jobs that will provide a living income.
“The topic of child labor is a multi-dimensional one that requires a comprehensive approach for its prevention and elimination,” Peña began at a panel discussing best practices in combating child labor at Partners' recent convention.