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MY Voice Child Labour Case Manager Training Kicks Off in Sabah with Humana Child Aid Society 

In Malaysia, about 33,600 children are estimated to be engaged in child labour in palm oil plantations and the majority were found to be in Sabah (58.8%). Of these, child labour cases in Sabah’s palm oil plantations and rural areas make up the highest prevalence, linked to undocumented migrant labour and statelessness. 2021 research shows …

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About Child Labour

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), not all work done by children is classified as child labour. Child labour is defined as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and is harmful to physical and mental development.” In other words, work can be positive to children’s development, so long …

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MY Voice Raises Awareness on Child Labour Prevention and Remediation in Malaysia at Cahaya Webinar

In order to promote greater awareness of child rights in Malaysia, representatives from the MY Voice project were invited to speak at a webinar hosted by Cahaya Society on World Children’s Day in November 2023.   Joined by representatives from Iskul Sama DiLaut Omadal organisation and Rare Disease Malaysia Association, the webinar was an opportunity to …

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Additional Funding Received for Child Labor Remediation Hub

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Nu Skin to our collaborative effort aimed at advancing child rights and protection in the palm oil sector. Nu Skin’s generous contribution in 2024 will play a key role in supporting MY Voice’s initiative focused on establishing a Child Labour Remediation Hub. With this grant, we will …

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Validation Workshop for MY Voice Child Labour Remediation Model

In October 2023, MY Voice organized two validation workshops on our Child Labour Remediation Hub Model, focusing on the palm oil sector. The workshops involved key stakeholders, field practitioners, and experts to validate the remediation model and finalize its approach.   The first validation workshop, in collaboration with ANAK, took place in Tawau, Sabah on October …

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Raising Awareness about Child Labour Prevention and Remediation in Sabah

Teacher Training In September, MY Voice conducted a comprehensive one-day training session on Child Labour Prevention and Remediation, in cooperation with Humana Child Aid Society Sabah. Humana is a Malaysian based NGO that runs Alternative Learning Centres (ALCs) in Sabah for children living in plantations and for undocumented children in urban areas, funded by local …

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