CHILD PROTECTION IN SEASONAL AGRICULTURE

CHILD PROTECTION IN SEASONAL AGRICULTURE

We aim to minimize or eradicate the risks we identify through our activities in our child protection program. In this vein, through our activities we target children who have to work in migratory seasonal agriculture, who are deprived of basic rights such as education, shelter or a safe and healthy living environment. In addition, we focus on Syrian children who had to leave their homes behind and who, due to forced migration, are left vulnerable to neglect, violence or abuse.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

  • WE ARE 'ADVOCATING' CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

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    We aim to create awareness on the issue of child labour and encourage all authorities and stakeholders to act upon it.

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  • WE ORGANIZE 'ROUND TABLE MEETINGS'

    We organize round table meetings that bring together all stakeholders such as public authorities, civil society actors, academics and syndicate representatives.

  • WE RUN FIELD OPERATIONS

    We run field operations in seasonal agriculture areas where children have to live in disaster conditions, organizing activities that will contribute to their education.

  • WE DELIVER EMPLOYER TRAININGS

    Through trainings, we encourage grove and field owners to adopt farming practices in decent social conditions and inform them about employers rights and responsibilities.

  • WE INFORM FAMILIES AND EMPLOYERS

    We visit the families and employers of child labourers. We inform them about the rights violations child labour entails and about children’s development.

  • WE BUILD INTERNAL CAPACITY

    We constantly improve our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct and harmonize our programs and principles with child protection perspectives. We support other institutions in increasing their child protection capacities.

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“Child labour is defined as a child’s involvement in dangerous activities that may impede a child’s cognitive, social or educational development. In Turkey, the crucial age is defined as 15. Legally, children under 15 cannot be workers.”