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

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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 most poorhouseholds – for some it is becoming even more important than own-farmproduction. • Ganyu [...]

38 percent of Malawian children in child labour

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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 the survey released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in Lilongwe on Friday, child labour [...]

About Ministry of Labour

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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, harmonious and productive workforce in Malawi. Mission The Ministry's mission is to support harmonious relations, [...]

ILO special multimedia report: Child Labour in Malawi

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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 positive difference in people’s attitudes. The SNAP model combines a community-based child labour monitoring system, [...]

Ecam consults on labour amendments

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THE Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (Ecam) has started consulting on proposed amendments to the Employment Bill and Labour Relations Act. Among others, government is proposing changes to the Employment Act to include new provisions such as special working conditions for pregnant women and paternity leave for male employees in formal employment. The Labour Relations Amendment Bill is proposing, among others, inserting new subsections to Section 46 to provide [...]