Girls and boys can and do work. They work for a variety of reasons related to poverty or failures in educational systems, and they work to support themselves and their families or to learn skills for future careers. The types of work carried out by children often differ according to the gender of the child. Additionally, the hazards they face in their work can also be differentiated on the basis of gender. The present study attempts to develop a better understanding of the gender aspects of children’s work with a particular focus on the gender-differentiated hazards that exist therein. This study takes place within the PPIC-Work project (Promoting and Protecting the Interests of Children Who Work), an initiative that supports working children in Egypt, and attempts to understand how gender issues affect girls and boys in their workplaces. As noted in this report, study results are expected to assist microfinance institutions and other development practitioners in mitigating the negative aspects of gender-differentiated workplace hazards.
Zibani, Nadia. 2009. "Hazards and gender in children's work: An Egyptian perspective." Cairo: Population Council.
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