Agriculture is one of the most dangerous working sectors for children. Young people working in agriculture may face hazardous or physically heavy work. Sometimes their obligations prevent them from going to school. What can be done to improve the situation of working children in agriculture?
Our partner organisation Children’s Voice Today from Rwanda has documented one of their CAC meetings and the learnings gained in the process in this amazing video. It illustrates how clearly working children can state what work is acceptable or even positive to them, and what they do not want to do. When working children’s views are taken into account, it contributes to their protection and well-being.
Children’s resilience, their capacity to adapt to new situations and contexts, has always been an important factor which impacted how children learned, strived and succeeded. However, during the past 18 months of a global pandemic – leading to school closures, job loss and isolation – the crucial role resilience can play in the development of a child has been emphasized even more.