European Microfinance Week 2019

The session aimed at sensitising participants about the risks related to financial services provision and child labor and unsafe labor practices and invited participants to contribute to an emerging tool that aims at integrating mitigation measures in women’s economic empowerment (WEE) programmes.

The session allowed participants to: learn new facts about child labour, unsafe working conditions, and WEE; jointly identify stakeholders involved in addressing child labour and unsafe working conditions through WEE; share experiences on what works in risk mitigation against child labour and unsafe labour practices through WEE; jointly identify incentives necessary to engage financial service providers to consider child labor/unsafe labor practices in their offer; familiarise with emerging tools; sign up for review/piloting of new tools.

The session targeted actors across all microfinance stakeholders groups including funders, regulators, MFIs, and support providers.