Empowering Decent Work Committees at Local Level for Promotion of DW Activities in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan
Keywords:DW committees, child labor, Health and Safety, facilities
One of the more effective strategies in development seeks to promote members owned and managed community-based groups to implement programs meant for the community members. Child labor protection coverage is limited in most developing countries and also there is devastating conditions of Health and Safety. Decent Work committees were established in 35 villages of District Toba tek Singh in 2011 for promotion of Decent Work. A survey was conducted after four year working of DW committees to check the progress of established committees. The purpose of this study was to assess and give empirical evidences of reduction in child labor and improvement in Health and Safety values in cotton field. None of the children were engaged in hazardous work in cotton field and only 05 percent children were working under light work and 40 percent facilities regarding Health and Safety were created in four years as compared to 10 percent in 2011. 90 percent adult respondents respond that they know the work of DW committees. These results show the effectiveness of DW committees at local level and emphasis to strengthen the role of DW committees in whole the country.
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