Policy Briefing Paper

The Policy Briefing Paper which is published jointly by Time to Talk and Young Lives, aims to incorporate Working Children´s Views in policy interventions: Download here.

The paper includes recommendations for policies and measures to protect children from harmful work regarding eight issues:

  • Understand why children work,
  • Children´s participation in decision-making,
  • Poverty as cause and a result of harmful children´s work,
  • Education as key to ending exploitation and to support working children,
  • Armed conflicts and environmental disasters,
  • Policies towards children´s work need to be age and gender sensitive,
  • The links between harmful work and violence-affecting children and young people
  • Mixed methods research involving children