Within the framework of “An Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey Project” jointly implemented by International Labour Organization and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services; trainings targeting teachers of schools where most of children of seasonal agricultural worker families enrol were held on 14-15 February 2019 with the aim of expanding efforts to eliminate child labour in seasonal agriculture.
Teachers were informed on relevant national legislation and policies on the elimination of child labour, child labour in seasonal agriculture and the implementation of Circular 2016/5 issued by the Ministry of National Education on “Access to Education of Children of Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic People” within the scope of monitoring activities to combat child labour in seasonal agriculture with the participation of officials from the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services.
“An Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey”
The project was first implemented in 2012-2015 in Ordu under the partnership of the General Directorate of Labour of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Turkey; then expanded to the provinces of Düzce, Sakarya and Şanlıurfa in 2015-2018, and is scheduled to run until end 2020.
The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to eliminating the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in line with the Government’s National Employment Strategy (2014-2023) and National Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (2017-2023). Through the strategic intervention model developed under the Project to ensure that children are withdrawn from worst forms of labour and prevent children under risk from entering the world of work, it is also aimed to contribute to the processes of policy development and implementation, and to strengthening the national and local capacities and raising awareness.