ILAB in Brazil



Title Amount Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Worker Empowerment in South America

The Worker Empowerment in South America project seeks to improve respect for labor rights in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru by strengthening democratic, independent workers' organizations in the agricultural, platform (gig) economy, manufacturing, and mining sectors.

$12,000,000 Solidarity Center 12/15/2022 12/14/2026

Project to Increase Worker Voice and Address Forced Labor, Child Labor, and Other Labor Violations in Cattle Raising Areas of Brazil and Paraguay

The Project to Increase Worker Voice and Address Forced Labor, Child Labor, and Other Labor Violations in Cattle Raising Areas of Brazil and Paraguay will help to increase collective action by workers organizations (WOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to address forced labor, child labor, and other labor violations in cattle raising areas of Brazil and Paraguay, specifically in the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso do Sul and in the Paraguayan Department of Boquerón in the Chaco region.

$5,000,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/15/2022 12/14/2026

Cooperation On Fair, Free, Equitable Employment (COFFEE) Project

The United States is the leading importer of coffee, accounting for over 18 percent of total coffee imports in the world, with Brazil and Colombia as the top suppliers. But before that coffee reaches our cups, tens of millions of workers globally select, pick, and process the beans. Many of those workers are children – toiling in the fields rather than learning in school.

$2,200,000 Verité 12/01/2017 06/30/2023

Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP 16) Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor

The United States supports the goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the 152 million child laborers and the 25 million adults and children in forced labor around the world by eradicating child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

$23,945,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 12/31/2023

Consolidating and Disseminating Efforts to Combat Forced Labor in Brazil and Peru

Vulnerable populations in rural and urban areas are victims of forced labor in Brazil and Peru. They endure abusive working conditions, debt bondage, deception, intimidation and threats, and restriction of movement, among other unlawful labor practices. Some victims of forced labor have been rescued from forced-labor conditions within agricultural supply chains or manufacturing businesses with domestic and global reach.

$6,800,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/26/2012 12/31/2018

Global Action Program (GAP) on Child Labor Issues

$15,900,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/31/2011 11/30/2017

Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labor Through Horizontal Cooperation in South America

To contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labor among racially and socially excluded populations — primarily Afro-descendants and indigenous— through horizontal cooperation.

$6,750,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/30/2009 09/30/2013

Supporting the Achievement of a Child Labor-Free State in Bahia, Brazil

$4,900,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2008 09/29/2013

Labor Law Compliance - Brazil

$1,500,000 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 09/29/2004 09/29/2008

Combating Trafficking for Forced Labor in Brazil

$1,500,000 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 09/29/2004 09/29/2008