Colombia

Migration and Education in Cúcuta: Reflections About This Important Border Town

FB_IMG_1627668078504 (1).pngChief of Party for Partners' Juntos Aprendemos program, Gustavo Payán-Luna, reflects on his recent trip to Cúcuta, Colombia. The city is the Colombian epicenter of the Venezuelan migration crisis, an issue that is at the core of Juntos Aprendemos' work to increase youth access to quality education in areas impacted by migration.

Partners of the Americas Commemorates the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor

colavanza WDACL 2021.jpegOn June 12, 2021, Partners of the Americas (Partners) commemorated the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL), as well as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. This is a year in which we are called to not lower our guard on our fight, but instead, to increase our efforts to prevent and eradicate child labor, especially given the increased threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses on vulnerable families and communities. 

Creating Friendships, Partnerships, and an International Community: My Life-Changing Experience as a Youth Ambassador

blog8 (2).jpgLife-changing. It can be difficult to pinpoint the precise moment when your life changed, when an event occurred that undeniably altered the course of your future. Yet mine is easy: being a Youth Ambassador was life-changing. 

Combating Child Labor on International Coffee Day

coffeb_1.jpgColombia is known for producing some of the highest-quality coffee in the world, with its unique geography making for excellent growing conditions. More than 500,000 Colombians work in the coffee industry, fulfilling a centuries-old tradition across nearly 2.2 million acres of Colombian highlands. Coffee growing is a central part of Colombian identity and culture; however, it is also one of the sectors in which child labor is most prevalent. This reality may be worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Child Labor is Expected to Increase, Partners Continues Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Poverty is projected to increase by at least 20% in 2020, largely as a result of COVID-19, which could increase rates of child labor by 14%, according to a joint paper by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF. In 2020, Partners and it’s USDOL-funded projects have continued its efforts to combat child labor, forced labor, and improve working conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean throughout the pandemic.

Trabajo Infantil: La Respuesta ante la Actual Coyuntura

palm oil ecuador (1)_0.jpegSegún cifras oficiales, Colombia ha afrontado con relativo éxito el combate al trabajo infantil. En la última medición sobre trabajo infantil hecha por el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística – DANE (trimestre móvil Octubre – Diciembre 2019) las cifras dan cuenta de una leve disminución en la tasa de trabajo infantil y en el número de niños, niñas y adolescentes (NNA) que participan en el mercado laboral al pasar de una tasa del 5.9% en 2018 al 5.4% en 2019.

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