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ILO launches university research programme on child labour.

ISLAMABAD -- International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a University Research Programme on Worst Forms of Child Labour in collaboration with seven universities across the country.

The programme was jointly initiated with European Union under ILO project 'Combating Abusive Child Labour II' (CALC II) in which university students has been involved to conduct case studies on various aspects of Child Labour, said Zaheer Arif Programme Officer ILO, EC-CALT Project II.

The studies were conducted on worst form of child providing opportunities for the mass communication and media students of selected universities to do research studies and produce video documentary, short films, etc, to dig out its root causes and bring a behaviour change in the society, he told here on Friday.

Our focus was to highlight various aspects of child labour including its causes, consequences, and impacts on development issues such as poverty, education, law enforcement, socio-economic development, cultural barriers and social norms trough these production, he further informed.

Zaheer said the programme was initiated in December 2002 to raise interest and attract the future generation of media personnel at universities to be part of the movement against child labour and to mould them as activists from the students who will then take proactive actions to change.
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