Culture / Behaviour change campaigns
Social Relationships and Child Labor Migration from Karamoja, Uganda: An Exploratory Study
29 June 2022 | 17:30 - 19:00
This is an exploratory, qualitative study of the role of social relationships in Karamojong child labor migration. Participants are children ages 12 to 17 from Karamoja who are planning to migrate, are in the process of migrating, or have already migrated for labor purposes. Using data from 30 in-depth interviews, I offer a detailed analysis of how children gain information about migration, how social networks facilitate migration, and how human traffickers take advantage of social relationships.