Supporting International Dialogue on Children and Work: CIFAR Research Workshop
Michael Bourdillon (Professor Emeritus in Social Anthropology, University of Zimbabwe)
Jo Boyden (Professor of International Development, University of Oxford)
Tara Collins (Associate Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University)
Neil Howard (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Antwerp)
The workshop will be framed in alignment with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which encompasses protective and participatory rights as well as entitlements to provision, on the grounds that realisation of children’s rights is the most effective way of securing their well-being. It will aggregate the best of international, interdisciplinary scholarship on the relationship between children’s work, their well-being and human rights. Gathering the key players involved in debates about children and work is both an important and unique opportunity to explore their views and evidence about children and work. This includes UN and allied agencies along with researchers and practitioners. Bringing together this combination of actors will facilitate the building of shared knowledge, relationships and an international collaborative network that will both advance the state of knowledge, identify knowledge gaps, and ensure that policies and programs related to children and work can be effective in promoting children’s well-being.
CIFAR supported this research workshop in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation.
The workshop report is now available here.