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US Department of Labor awards $7 million grant to Reduce Child Labor in Agriculture in Mexico
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs awarded a $7 million cooperative agreement to reduce child labor in targeted agricultural communities in Mexico. The four-year project, Campos de Esperanza, will be implemented by World Vision and will aid children engaged in or at high risk of entering child labor and their families by increasing their participation in education, training, and social protection programs. In addition, awareness will be raised among stakeholders to increase the promotion and protection of labor rights, specifically related to child labor and acceptable conditions of work for those of legal working age. The project will also work with the Government of Mexico and businesses to increase knowledge and capacity to address the risks of child labor in agriculture.