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Ministry of Labour Hosts Workshop on Identifying Child Labour

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019. 9:23 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Tomorrow marks the International Day Against Child Labor and the Ministry of Labour, Local government and Rural Development held training for officers to identify, monitor and inspect instances of child labor in Belize.

The workshop was held on Monday, June 10, 2019.

The training sought to equip the employees with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in identifying and addressing the issue of child labor under a countrywide inspectorate program within a legal framework.

Child labor is both a complex and a multifaceted one, which requires specialized training and inputs and collaboration from all stakeholders.

The workshop provided a platform for Labour Officers to discuss and evaluate the child labor inspection process as it relates to identifying, reporting, addressing, post-rescue and prevention of child labor.

Additionally, the workshop focused on the planning and preparation process along with the program content required for the Labour Officers to train persons of other organizations.

The first workshop was held in November 2018 and had the participation of representatives of the business community, the Immigration Department, the Police Department, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Human Development and other organizations that will be collaborating to perform joint child labor inspections.

The training was facilitated by Verite, partner of WINROCK International, a non-profit organization renowned for combating child labor with a focus on capacity building within governments around the world.

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