CfP: Tackling child labour in the global south

Call for papers, deadline 15 February 2021


Convened by Pedro Goulart (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) and Nina Schneider (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

EADI ISS Conference 2021: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice
5 - 8 July 2021 (online)


Child labour in the global south is pervasive and cross-cuts geographies. This practice undermines the right of a child to “develop in the best possible way” and denies equal opportunities within and across countries. Well-intended top-down policies have often neglected the voice of children. With social justice threatened, solidarity is fundamental to overcome the challenges. This interdisciplinary panel aims to discuss past and present child labour policies in the global south asking: What are past and current conditions of children’s work and schooling? What have been the most effective policies? How can we envision the future?

Call for abstracts

You may now submit an abstract for a panel.

As final submissions vary, please read carefully what type of submission is expected after the acceptance of your abstract (draft paper, full paper, presentation).

We offer two panel formats:

  • Seed panel (SP): Provides a platform to present work in progress and/or innovative ideas and do not necessarily require the submission of a full paper.
  • Harvest panel (HP): Provides a space to present completed research and research findings.

The abstract should not be longer than 600 words.

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