Addis Ababa The U.S. Department of Labor announced its intent to award up to 5 million USD in grant funding to reduce child labor in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, with a focus on the informal sector, using a gender-focused approach.
The grant focuses on vulnerable women and adolescent girls, from age 5 to 17, working in agriculture, a press release issued by the department indicated.
The fund will be made available through the Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), it added.
ILAB’s mission is to promote a fair global playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world by enforcing trade commitments, strengthening labor standards and combating international child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.
Source: Ethiopia News agency