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U.S. Department of Labor to Award $4.5 Million Grant to Reduce Child Labor in Madagascar’s Mica-Producing Communities
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced its intent to award up to $4.5 million in grant funding to reduce child labor in mica-producing communities in Madagascar.
Made available through the Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), the grant will provide funds to increase the resiliency of members of vulnerable households in mica-producing communities, the capacity of government officials to address child labor in the mica supply chain and the engagement of non-governmental stakeholders to address child labor in the mica supply chain.
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. Learn more about the Department’s work on these issues.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.