Draft National Policy on Universal Attainment of Education and Reintegration of Out of School Children
December 22, 2022
The CCL team was invited to be a part of the Campaign Against Child Labour’s National Consultation on the Draft Child Labour System (Abolition, Prevention and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2017 on November 1, 2022. Drawing on over twenty years of experience, CCL made submissions on the importance of strengthening and expanding the right to education as a strategy in the eradication of child labour, as opposed to abolition through bans. These submissions resulted in the ‘Draft National Policy on Universal Attainment of Education and Reintegration of Out-of-School Children’. The policy note proposes the expansion of the right to education until the age of 18, the uniformization of the definition of ‘child’ across various laws, reintegration of out-of-school children, expansion of social security and nutrition/health initiatives, and the mobilization of local government bodies in monitoring these efforts.
The draft policy can be accessed here.