Situation Analysis of Child Labour in Punjab

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“Situation Analysis of Child Labour in Punjab” is a report by SFJPK which provides a concise overview of the situation analysis of child labour in Punjab. Punjab, the most populous province in Pakistan, faces significant challenges in addressing child labour. The Punjab Child Labour Survey (PCLS) 2019-2020 revealed that child labour prevalence has increased compared to previous surveys.

Key challenges include intergenerational poverty, lack of viable alternatives, limited access to quality education, lack of a systems approach, limited accessibility and outreach, economic inequalities, gaps in the legal framework, weak enforcement of laws, disconnect between policy formulation and implementation, social acceptance of child labour, lack of investment in the social sector, impact of internal and inter-provincial migration, dominance of the informal sector, gaps in data collection, lack of political will, lack of children’s representation, and sustainability of project interventions.

The document provides recommendations for action, including policy and law reforms, capacity building and awareness raising, research, law enforcement, and investment in the social sector. These recommendations aim to address the issues and challenges identified in the situation analysis and work towards eradicating child labour in Punjab.

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