Child Labour During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
This report presents the key findings of a study conducted by the PDO with support from UNICEF
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According to the findings of this study, child labour is a widespread practice in Georgia. Due to poverty, poor socio-economic situation, inadequate standard of living, neglect and various social factors, children engage in labour that poses a risk to their age and development. Despite the seriousness of the issue, the state is not responding effectively to this problem. The responsible agencies have not yet developed an appropriate response mechanism or prevention lever; In addition, there is no risk assessment mechanism. As a result, no effective control of child labour is carried out.
In addition to the problems identified in practice, the study clearly showed the need to regulate the legislative space. In order to make child labour elimination efforts efficient and effective, first of all, it is necessary to bring the domestic legislation and norms in line with international standards and to make the legislative regulation mechanisms more flexible.