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2015

From Protocol to Practice : A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor (Niger)

Niger

Titre : From Protocol to Practice : A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor (Niger)

Pays : Niger

Identifiant : NER/17/50/USA

Date/Durée : Start date : September 30, 2015 // End date : November 2, 2022

Résumé partiel
The Government has taken a number of legal and institutional steps in response. Agencies have been created with responsibility for elaborating and implementing action plans but the necessary resources and inter-Ministerial coordination are inadequate. In addition, the influential Association of Traditional Chiefs and some NGOs actively campaign against forced labour practices. However, there is a lack of capacity to make a big difference. The political will is there but the means are not. Activities in Niger would contribute to all five Intermediate Objectives of the project, focusing in particular on a) raising awareness of the forced labour Protocol and measures against forced labour, especially in rural areas where traditional forms of slavery continue unquestioned, b) building the capacity of the government at national and local levels to implement forced labour laws and combat traditional practices of slavery, c) offering improved livelihoods to former forced labourers in order to reduce their dependency on their former masters. Gender and SDG 8.7 would be cross-cutting elements. Research would provide an evidence base for directing policy and implementation, and for sharing good practices with Mauritania, another Bridge Project priority country that shares a number of similar challenges.

Partenaire (s) : USA, United States Department of Labor, Bureau for International Labor Affairs, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

Total alloué : $ 1,766,367

Présentation (OIT)

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