PhD Researcher - examining anti-child labour collective action in Malawi
Child labour is a persistent global phenomenon that has been the target of prolonged eradication attempts. Despite this, the practice continues to affect the lives of an estimated 112 million children (aged five to seventeen years) (ILO, 2020). Using the case studies of tea and tobacco production, Charlotte is looking to establish how child labour has been conceptualised, framed and addressed by actors. She will examine various actors, including state branches and international organisations like the ILO and NGOs, during her research.
Charlotte first became interested in global development during her undergraduate studies. From her BA in Human Geography, Charlotte completed her MA in Global Development. She finds the effects of global connectivity and broadening societal awareness of global issues fascinating. Charlotte plans to continue studying child labour as feels it is a complex and contested global challenge that needs further investigation.