evaluation_workshop_participant_talking_about_achievements_of_ilo_ipec_dap_in_kherson_region_kiev_october_30_2009_2.jpg11 November 2009, Kyiv, Ukraine. ─ On 30 October, 2009, International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour, International Labour Organization (ILO-IPEC) in Ukraine organized a round-table discussion based on the results of independent final evaluation of the phase II of the project «Trafficking and other Worst Forms of Child Labour in Central and Eastern Europe». Among the participants of the round-table were Mr. Stephane Jeannet, independent evaluator, Mr. Vasyl Kostrytsya, ILO National Coordinator in Ukraine, Ms. Tetyana Minenko, ILO-IPEC National Programme Manager, representatives of key ministries, social partners, international and non-governmental organizations.
evaluation_workshop_participant_talking_about_achievements_of_ilo_ipec_dap_in_kherson_region_kiev_october_30_2009_2.jpg11 November 2009, Kyiv, Ukraine. ─ On 30 October, 2009, International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour, International Labour Organization (ILO-IPEC) in Ukraine organized a round-table discussion based on the results of independent final evaluation of the phase II of the project «Trafficking and other Worst Forms of Child Labour in Central and Eastern Europe». Among the participants of the round-table were Mr. Stephane Jeannet, independent evaluator, Mr. Vasyl Kostrytsya, ILO National Coordinator in Ukraine, Ms. Tetyana Minenko, ILO-IPEC National Programme Manager, representatives of key ministries, social partners, international and non-governmental organizations.
evaluation_workshop_participant_talking_about_achievements_of_ilo_ipec_dap_in_kherson_region_kiev_october_30_2009_2.jpg11 November 2009, Kyiv, Ukraine. ─ On 30 October, 2009, International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour, International Labour Organization (ILO-IPEC) in Ukraine organized a round-table discussion based on the results of independent final evaluation of the phase II of the project «Trafficking and other Worst Forms of Child Labour in Central and Eastern Europe». Among the participants of the round-table were Mr. Stephane Jeannet, independent evaluator, Mr. Vasyl Kostrytsya, ILO National Coordinator in Ukraine, Ms. Tetyana Minenko, ILO-IPEC National Programme Manager, representatives of key ministries, social partners, international and non-governmental organizations.

Participants of the round table discussed achievements of the second phase of the ILO IPEC project in Ukraine and stressed among others the following achievements: increased awareness of child labour related issues, successful adaptation of ILO tools and models to the local context and piloting of child labour monitoring system in two pilot regions (Kherson and Donetsk regions), organization of trainings for number of specialists, development of manuals for work with children and organization of child labour monitoring, lobbying for inclusion of child labour issues into relevant legislation.

Independent evaluator Mr. Stephane Jeannet, highlighted success achieved in all the spheres of the project activities. Among others, he stressed the high quality of direct services provided to children – project beneficiaries, which had an impact on their views of the future. Mr. Jeannet said: “I was impressed by the change of attitude of children. They have more hopes and are now very optimistic about their future”. Independent evaluator also mentioned successful dissemination of the manuals after their adaptation to the local needs and more importantly – their validation by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Mr. Jeannet also stressed the importance of high level of commitment showed by all the project partners and successful cooperation with media representatives.

Despite the finalization of the second phase of IPEC project in Ukraine, social partners, representatives of the ministries, NGOs and international organizations expressed their hopes for continuation of ILO-IPEC activities in Ukraine and confirmed their availability for future cooperation.

Brief information on achievements of ILO IPEC Project “Trafficking and other Worst Forms of Child Labour in Central and Easter Europe” (phase II).

ILO-IPEC has been operating in Ukraine since 2001 and has gained considerable accomplishments in combating child labour, including trafficking in children. For the period 2006-2009, ILO IPEC project focused on: 1/ advocate to bring necessary changes into national legislation and ensure that national policies address the special needs of children-victims of trafficking and other WFCL; 2/ provide direct support to children at risk/involved in WFCL and to parents of target children; 3/ enhance capacity of professionals and support to the use of manuals, developed and adapted to the local needs.

During 2006-2009, 1178 children received direct support from the ILO IPEC project (total number for 2001-2009 – 5750 children) from pilot regions of Ukraine (Kherson and Donetsk regions). Children received educational services based on ILO IPEC methodologies, such as “SCREAM: stop child labour” and “Life Skills Manual”. 120 children have completed vocational and education courses, received state validated certificates and are currently receiving assistance in job placement from the Public Employment Service. 95 most vulnerable children participated in SCREAM summer camps organized in 2008.

256 adults - parents of target children received legal counselling on existing social assistance and psychological counselling on family issues.

330 professionals from different levels were trained on the use of ILO IPEC methodologies, including: psychologists from 27 regions of Ukraine were trained on psycho-social rehabilitation of children-victims of trafficking and other WFCL; job counselors from Public Employment Service from 27 regions of Ukraine were trained on job counselling for children and youth; 176 professionals from different state institutions were trained on child labour monitoring system (based on the manual “Child Labour Monitoring System in Ukraine”), including 19 practitioners who were trained as trainers; 100 teachers and school psychologists were trained on the ways to provide direct services based on ILO IPEC methodology “SCREAM: stop child labour” and “Life Skills Manual”.

During 2006-2009, resulted from the advocacy efforts of ILO-IPEC in cooperation with other international organizations and national partners, child labour related issues have been mainstreamed into the number of legal acts, including the State Programme “National Plan to implement UN CRC” until 2016 (nationwide establishment of child labour monitoring system is the part of the state programme).
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More information:
International Labour Organization
International Programme on the
Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)
Anna Lukanina
Tel/fax: (+ 38 044) 226 29 38
Email: ipec_lukanina@mlsp.gov.ua