Study on Child Labor in Ethiopia                                 Initial Draft                                March 1, 201...
Study on Child Labor in Ethiopia                                                  Initial Draft                           ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Study on child_labor_in_ethiopia_(initial_draft)

349 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
349
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Study on child_labor_in_ethiopia_(initial_draft)

  1. 1. Study on Child Labor in Ethiopia Initial Draft March 1, 2010 Study on Child Labor in Ethiopia (Initial Draft) An Assessment of the National Policy and Legislative Response to Child Labor in Ethiopia Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Ghetnet Metiku Research Officer Ethiopian Human Rights Commission March 2010Ghetnet MetikuResearch Officer, EHRCE-mail: gmgiorgis@gmail.com Page 1 of 94
  2. 2. Study on Child Labor in Ethiopia Initial Draft March 1, 2010 Table of Contents1. Introduction......................................................................................................................5 1.1. Purpose and Objectives of the study ........................................................................6 1.1.1. Purpose...............................................................................................................6 1.1.2. General and Specific Objectives........................................................................6 1.1.3. Key Research Issues..........................................................................................7 1.2. Research Approach...................................................................................................8 1.3. Definitions.................................................................................................................9 1.3.1. Meaning of Child Labour...................................................................................9 1.3.2. Other Definitions.............................................................................................12 1.4. Child Labour in Ethiopia........................................................................................14 1.4.1. Profile of Child Labour....................................................................................14 1.4.2. The Worst Forms of Child Labour...................................................................17 1.4.3. Causes of Child Labour...................................................................................17 1.4.4. Effects and Consequences of Child Labour ....................................................24 1.4.5. Child Labour and Violence against Children...................................................252. International Standards for Response to Child Labour..................................................27 2.1. Overview of Relevant International Human Rights Instruments............................28 2.2. Responses to Work by Children.............................................................................30 2.2.1. Birth Registration.............................................................................................30 2.2.2. Work Done by Children...................................................................................31 2.2.3. Children Doing Light Work.............................................................................33 2.2.4. Children Working as part of Training or Education........................................35 2.3. Response to the Worst Forms of Child Labour......................................................36 2.3.1. Defining the worst forms of child labour.........................................................38 2.3.2. Hazardous Work..............................................................................................39 2.3.3. Slavery and Similar Practices..........................................................................43 2.3.4. Children in Prostitution....................................................................................47 2.3.5. Pornography and Pornographic Performances.................................................49 2.3.6. The Involvement of Children in Illicit Activities............................................503. Legal and Policy Responses to Child Labour in Ethiopia.............................................52 3.1. Ratification of International Instruments................................................................52 3.2. The FDRE Constitution..........................................................................................52 3.3. National Policies and Action Plans.........................................................................53 3.3.1. The Development and Social Welfare Policy..................................................53 3.3.2. The Education and Training Policy.................................................................54 3.3.3. The National Plan of Action for Children........................................................54 3.3.4. The NPA on Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children...............................55 3.3.5. The Draft National Action Plan on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Ethiopia.............................................................................................56 3.4. Domestic Laws........................................................................................................58Ghetnet MetikuResearch Officer, EHRCE-mail: gmgiorgis@gmail.com Page 2 of 94

×