Presentation on the TACKLE project in Jamaica, ‎pptx 0.1 MB

Report
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A comprehensive review of all national legislation vis a vis Conventions
183 and 132 was undertaken. Recommendations have been shared
with the Government and action has begun. This will be used as an
advocacy tool to call for the harmonisation in the laws and improved
enforcement
Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions establishment of Child Labour
Steering Committee, developed and adopted a Child Labour Policy
Jamaica Employers’ Federation drafted child labour policy
Ministry of Labour and Social Security draft Child Labour Policy
National Education Policy reviewed took into account issues related to
child labour
Poor Relief Department (one of two agencies with responsibility for
administering the national social security mechanism, for the poor and
indigent) included child labour in their corporate plan and all future
activities for Poor Relief Officers
Child Labour manual for legal professionals developed (judges,
magistrates, lawyers/ court clerks and other support staff
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Establishment of National Child Labour Steering Committee / Project Advisory Board
and results based subcommittees
Stakeholder Consultation for the review of light work and hazardous work lists
Sensitization of labour inspectorate (local workshops, Turin (Italy) Centre– labour
inspection, and trafficking)
Training in policy development at Turin Centre (Ministry of Labour and Social Security
legal officer)
Training of STATIN staff in child labour data management
122 Sports coaches and guidance councillors sensitized to child labour and trained in
the use of the SCREAM tool. Over 20,000 children exposed to child labour sensitization
through this initiative
Training in financial management and reporting training provided to key national
stakeholders
Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions hosted five day training workshop to sensitize
key union leaders to issue of child labour
140 Training staff of Jamaica Constabulary Force sensitized to CL using curriculum
develop for the JCF by TACKLE Jamaica
Developed CL sustainability plan in collaboration with over 70 national stakeholders
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RISE Life Management undertook work in six inner city communities within the Kingston
metropolitan area. They successfully withdraw 175 children from child labour and
undertake prevention activities with 300 children through various in school and after
school programmes
Children First undertook work with Child Labourers in Spanish Town - a large
metropolitan city, Old Harbour Bay - a fishing village and May Pen - a rural agricultural
and commercial town
Children First successfully withdrew and rehabilitated 130 children from child labour and
undertook prevention activities with approximately 670 children, through the formal and
informal education sectors
Jamaica Employers’ Federation undertook a ten day summer camp for 30 child
labourers, exposing them to various skills required for successful entry into the formal
sector upon leaving school. The summer camp resulted in a lasting relationship between
a charity that works to removal child labourers, the JEF and the Jamaica Constabulary
Force. The group continues to collaborate in the support of the children that
participated in the summer camp
Sports Mentorship Programme was undertaken in which a football league mentorship
programme was run for three consecutive months, two days a week enrolling 400
children aged 8-16 in inner city community (Maverley).
30 children were identified through sports mentorship programme as child labourers and
referred to local NGOs and the Ministry of Labour. Promotional material (flyers and
notices) advertising football clinics and highlighting child labour issues distributed in
schools and throughout surrounding communities. 76 parents/ guardians followed up by
Guidance and Counselling staff within one month of the completion of the Sports
Mentorship programme to assess attitude and behaviour towards child labour
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Jamaica Employers’ Federation highlighted child labour at their annual Convention in 2011 and 2013.
Convention hosted approximately 500 participants from the private sector on each occasion.
National stakeholders commemorated WDACL 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013. Activities included a three week
long public education campaign in 2011 in the media supported by 8 local celebrities, culminating
with a radio address from the Prime Minster and Leader of the Opposition and a ‘awareness raising’
Walk led by the Ambassador to the EU delegation in 2013
Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Behaviour survey undertaken in 30 schools nation wide. The data
was used to develop a report that provides some critical insight into the nature, of child labour
children are involved in across all 14 parishes
Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Behaviour survey undertaken with the Jamaica Constabulary
Force. The result of the research showed how members of the force view child labour and some of the
reasons the issue is not often perused and brought before courts
A child labour training programme was developed for the Jamaica Constabulary Force using
information gained from the KAPB study. The training programme was delivered over two days to 140
members of the force to test the material. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive with most
participants requesting greater time be spent on the training and the inclusion of the programme in
the training curriculum of the Force.
TACKLE developed a Child Labour Handbook for Professionals. 1000 copies have been printed and
will be distributed along with training to key stakeholders by the MLSS
100 Rural schools were targeted for sensitization of guidance counsellors and sports coaches. The
sports coaches often have significant influence in the communities they serve, through access to
parents, children and the wider community. This activity sought to tap into this influence and develop
community based advocates and resource persons in the fight against child labour
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Child Labour Resource Manual for legal professionals developed
(judges, magistrates, lawyers/ court clerks and other support staff
140 Training staff of Jamaica Constabulary Force sensitized to CL
using curriculum develop for the JCF by TACKLE Jamaica
 TACKLE developed a Child Labour Handbook for Professionals.
1000 copies have been printed and will be distributed along with
training to key stakeholders by the MLSS
 100 Rural schools targeted for sensitization of guidance
counsellors and sports coaches. The sports coaches often have
significant influence in the communities they serve as they
interface with parents, children and the wider community. This
activity sought to tap into this influence and develop community
based advocates and resource persons in the fight against child
labour
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To heighten and accelerate the sensitization
campaign, on Child Labour, among the
general membership ;
To actively participate in Tripartite
collaboration to reinforce the Child “Labour”
Law as it relates to the hiring of “children”;
To complete the Employers’ Child Labour
Policy and collaborate with the CLU and the
JCF to embark on a series of “cross-country”
Training initiatives for members;
To work collaboratively with the TACKLE
Programme and Member Organizations to
integrate withdrawn “Child Labourers” into a
structured “rehabilitation” programme;
To customize, adopt and make available
an organizational Policy on Child Labour
and continue to encourage members to
apprise themselves of the policies and
codes of practice;
• To provide access to technical support
through TACKLE to members wishing to
develop Child Labour response
programmes;
• To host two (2) general Seminars to sensitize
100 members in the Manufacturing and
Agro-processing sectors about Child
Labour.
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