U.S. Mission: Child Labor in Botswana

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U.S. Mission: Child Labor in Botswana


Deadline: 23-Aug-21

The U.S. Embassy Gaborone announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to strengthen children’s rights in Botswana. The program would raise awareness of child labor, particularly in agriculture, empower civil society and local leaders to contribute to solutions, and ensure the government enforces laws to protect children.

3-year Pilot Grant-making Program to assist Small and New NGOs. Deadline to apply: 15 August 2021

An Opportunity for NGOs engaged in eradicating Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Human Trafficking. Deadline to apply: 15 August 2021

Grants for Researchers working in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences + Fully-funded to the US. Deadline to apply: 1 October 2021

Open Call for Young Leaders advancing SRHR. Deadline to apply: 15 July 2021

Human Rights Initiative for supporting Women ($20,000 Grants). Deadline to apply: 1 September 2021

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

Program Objectives

Child labor exists in Botswana, particularly in the commercial agriculture and cattle farming sector, but the scale of the problem is largely unknown, and enforcement of Botswana’s existing laws on child labor is minimal. A lack of research and inconsistences in knowledge about child labor likely contribute to these problems thus driving conceptions that child labor is isolated and that children’s work is mostly harmless. There is also little public awareness of the issue. Many child workers are from the San ethnic group, a minority population that has faced considerable discrimination on land rights, education, and language. The Government of Botswana has little capacity to enforce labor laws due to insufficient data, too few inspectors, and poor access to agricultural sites.

Funding Information
Length of performance period: 18 months
Number of awards anticipated: 1 award
Award amounts: awards will not exceed $300,000
Total available funding: $300,000
Type of Funding: FY20/21 Economic Support Funds under the Foreign Assistance Act
Anticipated program start date: January 1, 2022
Priority Region: Botswana

3-year Pilot Grant-making Program to assist Small and New NGOs. Deadline to apply: 15 August 2021

An Opportunity for NGOs engaged in eradicating Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Human Trafficking. Deadline to apply: 15 August 2021

Grants for Researchers working in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences + Fully-funded to the US. Deadline to apply: 1 October 2021

Open Call for Young Leaders advancing SRHR. Deadline to apply: 15 July 2021

Human Rights Initiative for supporting Women ($20,000 Grants). Deadline to apply: 1 September 2021

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

Activities

The proposed project includes the following activities:
Research: A study of child labor to identify trends, current numbers and demographics of victims, and possible tactics to counter the problem.
Outreach: Engage with stakeholders in agricultural regions, including the cattle farming areas of Ghanzi and Tsabong, to ensure they are aware of child labor regulations, can identify child labor, know their responsibilities under the law and the legal ramifications of violating the laws, and are able to play a productive part in solutions.
Public Awareness: The project will fund media campaigns including radio, local television, and social media in farming areas to raise awareness of what child labor looks like, its deleterious effects on children and their rights, and how to report it.
Victim Assistance: Botswana’s system of child victim assistance, including for issues such as Gender Based Violence and Trafficking in Persons (TIP), is highly dependent on a loose network of poorly funded NGOs and victim assistance groups.
Participants and Audiences
Children engaged in child labor and their parents
Government of Botswana labor inspectors and labor officials
Botswana’s Parliament and political leadership
The general public, particularly those in cattle and agricultural regions
Social services organizations and shelters
Indigenous groups in Botswana.
The media
Eligibility Criteria

The following organizations are eligible to apply:
Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
Public and private educational institutions
Individuals
Public International Organizations
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334688