Combatting child labor in Paraguay.
Lee sobre Paraguay Okakuaa en español.
Paraguay Okakuaa is a project of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MTESS) of Paraguay, funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), and implemented by Partners of the Americas and its allies (Centro de Información y Recursos para el Desarrollo -CIRD and Fundación Alda).
The project’s general objective is "to support Paraguay in its efforts to reduce the worst forms of child labor and improve labor law compliance and working conditions, with a particular focus on the Department of Guairá,” specifically in the municipalities of Borja, Iturbe, Troche, Paso Yobai and Villarrica.
The specific objectives are:
- Protect children and expand the educational opportunities in the Department of Guairá.
- Promote compliance with labor laws and improve working conditions in the Department of Guairá.
Paraguay Okakuaa is an initiative of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, which seeks to strengthen the effectiveness of the labor inspection system and information systems, and increase coordination among different institutions in order to combat child labor and register adolescent workers.
The project carries out educational and vocational training initiatives in order to keep children in school and youth away from hazardous work. It works with the National Professional Training Service (SNPP) of Paraguay to develop vocational training programs according to the needs of the labor market and in collaboration with business leaders in the Department of Guairá.
- 2,890 children and youth
- 1,350 families
Funding for this project is provided by the United States Department of Labor.
This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsements by the United States government.