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18th African Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

Type: Seminar When: 9 - 13 September 2019 Where: Tunis, Tunisia Contact(s): secretariat@himo.com.tn The ILO initiated a Community of Practice (CoP) among practitioners of the labour- and local resource-based approach to public investments in Africa. Held for the first time at Mbeya in Tanzania in 1990, this CoP brings together practitioners at all levels [...]

By |2019-07-18T09:40:59+00:00July 18th, 2019|Press Release|Comments Off on 18th African Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

Ministry of Labour in Malawi and the ILO host dialogue to discuss strategies to place Jobs at the Centre of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III

Government officials, cooperating partners, worker and employer organizations met in Malawi to share ideas on the implementation of the recently adopted National Employment Policy (NELP) with a view to linking it to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III). LILONGWE, (ILO News) – The Ministry of Labour in Malawi in collaboration with the [...]

By |2019-07-18T09:04:02+00:00July 18th, 2019|Press Release|Comments Off on Ministry of Labour in Malawi and the ILO host dialogue to discuss strategies to place Jobs at the Centre of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III

Tackling child labour on Malawi’s tobacco farms

A campaign against child labour in Malawi has resulted in 2,000 children being removed from hazardous tobacco farms – but more needs to be done. 6 June 2011: A campaign against child labour in Malawi has resulted in 2,000 children being removed from the country’s hazardous tobacco farms – but more needs to be [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:00:05+00:00October 29th, 2018|Labour News|Comments Off on Tackling child labour on Malawi’s tobacco farms

The children working the tobacco fields: ‘I wanted to be a nurse

She looks up in some wonderment, unused to questioning such a life for a child. She is not unusual. There are 18 tenant families on this tobacco farm in the Kasungu district of Malawi, each living in a straw hut. Only two of the other girls go to school, she says. Two-year-old Jackson Phiri stumbles [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:00:43+00:00October 29th, 2018|Labour News|Comments Off on The children working the tobacco fields: ‘I wanted to be a nurse

Ganyu labour in Malawi and its implications for livelihood security interventions – an analysis of recent literature and implications for poverty alleviation

The word ‘ganyu’ is widely used in Malawi to describe arange of short-term rural labour relationships, the most common of which ispiecework weeding or ridging on the fields of other smallholders, or onagricultural estates. Ganyu is a crucial poverty issue in Malawi because: • After own-farmproduction, ganyu is the most important source of livelihood for [...]

By |2018-10-30T22:40:39+00:00October 29th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Ganyu labour in Malawi and its implications for livelihood security interventions – an analysis of recent literature and implications for poverty alleviation

38 percent of Malawian children in child labour

The 2015 Malawi National Child Labour survey has revealed that 38 percent of Malawian children aged between five and 17 years are into child labour. Child labour is referred to the engagement of children in prohibited work and, more generally, in types of work that are socially and morally undesirable. According to the results of [...]

By |2018-10-30T22:45:12+00:00October 29th, 2018|Labour News|Comments Off on 38 percent of Malawian children in child labour

About Ministry of Labour

Mandate and Core Business The Ministry of Labour is mandated to provide policy direction and guidance on all labour administration and vocational training matters. The Ministry is also mandated to protect and develop the labour force in order to contribute to the socio-economic development of Malawi. Vision The Ministry's vision is a high quality, [...]

By |2018-10-30T22:45:00+00:00October 29th, 2018|Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on About Ministry of Labour

ILO special multimedia report: Child Labour in Malawi

Half the people here live under the poverty line, and nearly one and a half million children are in child labour. Both tradition and the cycle of poverty make change difficult, but the introduction of the ILO’s Support for the National Action Plan to combat child labour in Malawi, called “SNAP” has made a [...]

By |2018-10-30T22:41:22+00:00October 29th, 2018|Campaigns|Comments Off on ILO special multimedia report: Child Labour in Malawi