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Working collaboratively with whole communities is fundamental

Our partnership

A compelling approach

ARISE brings together three very different organizations in one single mission – to eliminate child labor in specific tobacco-growing areas. It unites the resources and experience of its partners – the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialist body of the United Nations, JTI, a private-sector tobacco company, and Winrock International, a US-based nonprofit organization with wide-ranging experience in agriculture.

International Labour Organization

The ILO is the United Nation’s specialized agency for the world of work and has the world’s leading program for the elimination of child labor.

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JTI manages every stage of its supply chain aiming to ensure that human rights are respected in all areas of its business, and promoting the most progressive labor practices possible.

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Winrock International

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

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ARISE aims to end child labor in communities where JTI sources tobacco leaf. We work with those directly affected and with others who have the power to change things. Our initiatives are developed and delivered in collaboration with tobacco-growing communities, social partners and governments.