Madagascar launched the National Action Plan to Eliminate Child Labour.
Madagascar signs a Partnership Protocol Agreement with the European Union, International Labour Organization, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Labour. The agreement aims to remove children from situations of child labour and human trafficking and prevent further entry by expanding education and training opportunities.
Madagascar adopted the law No. 2014-040 on human trafficking. M . elaborated the National Plan to eliminate human trafficking. M. created the national office to fight human trafficking (BNLTEH).
The newly created National Gendarmerie Child Protective Service investigates cases related to child labour and human trafficking, especially commercial sexual exploitation. It refers all case for prosecution
Madagascar is currently planning to update its National Plan on child labour and human trafficking.The National Committee to Fight Against Child Labour implements awareness-raising campaigns.
A national database system on trafficking in persons is developed. Key ministries that already have the necessary data started to populate the system.
The BLA between Madagascar and Mauritius is under negotiation. Madagascar has already drafted BLA texts to be negotiated with other countries such as Kuwait, Lebanon, Comoros, USA.
The awareness-raising campaign on the fight against trafficking in persons and the harmful consequences of irregular migration was carried out in the media.
A study on child labour in 6 major cities in Madagascar is available. MICS (Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys) survey conducted with UNICEF support is completed and available.
A text has been formulated and has been submitted to the National Labour Council but has not yet been put on the agenda.
Studies on the implementation of the National Action Plan have been carried out.
“Madagascar has reaffirmed its political will and commitment to transform the unhappy faces of women, men, girls, and boys who are victims of modern abuse and slavery into more radiant faces, free of pain. Being a pioneer country of Alliance 8.7, Madagascar wants to become a pioneering country of concrete results in a few years.”