Child Labour resources

October 1996

  1. Pakistan: Summary results of child labour survey in Pakistan (1996)

    Summary of findings of a child labour survey conducted in Pakistan by the Federal Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis and the ILO in 1996.

March 1996

  1. Girls at work: Insights from the NSO survey of working children

    The survey data provides tremendous evidence about a number of things about work of men and women. The data dramatically shows that many of the issues and concerns of women in the workplace start at childhood when the girl child is introduced to the world of work.

  2. Child labour in Southeast Asian manufacturing industries focus on the garments industry in the Philippines: A country report

    The Philippine garments industry employs the most number of child workers, girls in particular. The study focuses on why enterprises hire them and why households allow children to work.

January 1996

  1. A case study of young workers in the furniture industry of Cebu: A country report

    The study was done in three reconnaissance, actual field interviews and additional follow-up interviews with registered and non-registered subcontractors. The last phase included occular visits and unstructured interviews with homebased subcontractors.

  2. No time for play

    Some three to five million Filipino children are forced to work because of poverty, landlessness and war. They are everywhere - in cities as well as far-flung villages, laboring in factories, sugarcane plantations, even the depths of mine tunnels. This video examines the plight of Filipino working children and looks at what is being done to help them.

November 1995

  1. IPEC Newsletter - 1995

    A part of the IPEC Pakistan information kit.

  2. Helping the hard ones: Child scavengers of the Philippines

    This case study describes an experimental programme with scavenger children at the huge garbage dump in Manila, Philippines known as Smokey Mountain. The study shows the model that was used, the process by which it was developed, and the insights gained about child scavenging and its physical and emotional effects. The intention is to give a practitioner's perspective on the difficulties and importance of child labour work.

November 1992

  1. Smokey mountain project and lessons learned

    Ten years ago the ILO chance to pilot a project for child scavengers Smokey Mountain was a huge dumpsite located near the pier for domestic at Tondo, Manila used for all the garbage trash of Metro Manila.

June 1992

  1. Child workers engaged in scavenging in Metro Manila: Project report

    The general concerns of protection, regulation, prohibition and rehabilitation of child labour, especially in hazardous occupations, should be a priority in both the national and local development plans of the Philippine administration.

August 1989

  1. A Pilot Project on Child Workers Engaged in Scavenging in Metro Manila

    The pilot project is a technical cooperation programme between the Philippine Government and the International Labour Organization, implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment. The project has tested a programmatic and organizational approach to address the problems of child workers in the pilot site.