Child Labor Challenges: Legal Awareness Raising

  • Laila AKHMETOVA Al-Farabi Kazakh National University


Problem Statement: Developing a set of actions for increasing public awareness in Kazakhstan on the worst forms of child labor.

Project Purpose: To develop materials for training the society on the worst forms of child labor.

Results: methodical educational materials were developed according to international standards; efforts were made to raise public awareness on the worst forms of child labor; incorrect views concerning child labor were changed; a national information campaign is carried out every year from June 1st to 12th. There are no campaigns of the like worldwide; a pool of journalists trained to write professionally on the present topic was created.

Conclusions: The research results hold practical significance in that they can be used in teaching and in the fields of culture and history by diplomats, labor unions, employers, civil society, journalists, political scientists, social engineers, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students.


[1] Ahmetova, L., and Baranova, D. Child Labor in Kazakhstan: Public Awareness (Almaty, 2008), 411; The Worst Forms of Child Labor in the Republic of Kazakhstan: Assessment of the Situation and Measures Taken in the Country (A group of authors under the leadership of L.S. Akhmetova) (Almaty, 2008), 295.
[2] ILO Convention No. 138 on the minimum age for admission to employment and work and Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labor –,
[3] ILO report on child labor, 2011 –
[4] National information campaign: 12 Days Against Child Labor –
[5] Website of the Committee on the Protection of Children’s Rights of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan –
[6] Website of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan –
[7] Website of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan –
[8] World Day Against Child Labor on June 12, 2013 –
[9] Videos made by Kazakhstani students on child labor –
How to Cite
AKHMETOVA, Laila. Child Labor Challenges: Legal Awareness Raising. Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 4, p. 721-725, oct. 2016. ISSN 2068-696X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 apr. 2024.