HP002 - Tackling child labour in the global south
Convened by Pedro Goulart (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) and Nina Schneider (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Child labour in the global south is pervasive and cross-cuts geographies. This practice undermines the right of a child to “develop in the best possible way” and denies equal opportunities within and across countries. Well-intended top-down policies have often neglected the voice of children. With social justice threatened, solidarity is fundamental to overcome the challenges. This interdisciplinary panel aims to discuss past and present child labour policies in the global south asking: What are past and current conditions of children’s work and schooling? What have been the most effective policies? How can we envision the future?