As the global community marks World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, the Partnership Against Child Exploitation (PACE) – an international consortium comprising the Thomson Reuters Foundation, War Child UK, World Vision UK, Fifty Eight, UN Global Compact Network UK and the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Network of Columbia University – is proud to launch its new website. The new platform houses a range of data-driven insights and resources designed to inform, support and empower those working to tackle the worst forms of child labour.
Operating in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia – where significant numbers of children are working in some of the worst forms of child labour – PACE draws on expertise from the NGO, media, research and private sectors, as well as local governments and communities, to investigate the issues that contribute to the prevalence of child exploitation, and to identify the most effective strategies for preventing and reducing the scourge.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is specifically leveraging its expertise in journalism training, legal support, and international reporting to raise awareness of the issue, and build capacity among local journalists and justice sector professionals to reduce levels of child exploitation.
From the latest news coverage on child labour, to PACE’s growing repository of key learnings, evidence, and research, the new website – which will be regularly updated with new resources – equips advocates and organisations from across all sectors with the information needed to take practical action.
Chris Ford, Senior Project Manager at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, said: “The new website is a real milestone for the PACE consortium, and will serve as a central platform for promoting new evidence, learning and practical tools developed by the programme. We look forward to sharing this with the widest possible audience as part of the global movement against child labour”.
“In our conversations with businesses who source from fragile contexts, one of the key needs that presents time and again is for clear, nuanced and dynamic data to help inform actions in preventing and reducing the worst forms of child labour in supply chains. This PACE website is a step towards providing that,” said Quintin Lake, Director at Fifty Eight.
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Hear from PACE partners as they discuss the work of the consortium and how its activities are supporting the UN’s International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour:
PACE is on the lookout for collaboration opportunities and to feature additional research, insights and learnings on its website. Get in touch to find out more.