Countering Child Labour

Child labour is a form of child abuse and exploitation which consists in employing children to perform tasks which deprive them of their fundamental rights and which are harmful to their health, moral integrity, well-being and development.

  • Please click on the link below to read the report on Good Practices to Counter Child Labour.

  • Journalism by children for children: how child participation contributes to raising awareness against child labour and developing an informed perspective to shape the way forward. #BanCDL
  • Green Flag Campaign to End #CDL: Child labour deprives children of their childhood, their potential, dignity and is harmful to their physical and mental development. One of the worst forms of child labour prevailing in Pakistan is Child Domestic Labour (CDL). To address this form of child abuse, GDP has launched a Green Flag Campaign encouraging Pakistani citizens to oppose Child Domestic Labour (CDL) by installing Green Flag Plates outside their home as a commitment to not employing children in any capacity at home. The Green Flag Campaign is a community-based campaign. Through this campaign, state actors, civil society representatives, and community members will be invited to install the plates outside their home to indicate that they do not practice CDL (sending or employing) – a gesture of social responsibility and healthy citizenry – and will resultantly engage others to do the same. The campaign has been endorsed by key stakeholders: please view the videos below and become part of our campaign for a better Pakistan!
  • GDP in collaboration with the International Labour Organization organized 'International Conference on Ethical & Quality Reporting on Child Labour'. The International Conference provided journalists, students, academia, lawyers, bureaucrats and other participants to share experiences and lessons learnt regarding quality and ethical reporting on child labour. The international conference was part of the project Under which, GDP trained around 65 media professionals (22 women) from Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi on the concept of child labour, relevant international commitments, national legal/policy framework and major developments, role of media in prevention and elimination of child labour, guidance on investigating and quality reporting related to child labour issues in ethical, rights and evidence-based manner.
  • ARTIVISM 2023: Group Development Pakistan (GDP) is pleased to launch the first episode 'Auqaat', of a web-series on Child Domestic Labour, produced in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Law & Justice (MOL&J), the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR), and the Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights. This web-series aims to raise awareness about Child Domestic Labor, the need to enforce labour rights, and promote gender equality in Pakistan. Through this web-series, GDP and its partners hope to generate a healthy and peaceful dialogue reflecting on the causes and consequences of Child Domestic Labour. This youth-led and child participatory creative adventure also aims to create a behavioral change among employers and foster an informed political, institutional, and social disapproval of Child Domestic Labour. Watch out for more!