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How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

When scientists talk about the destruction of rain forests or the acidification of oceans, we often hear about the tragic loss of plants and animals.<p>But ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley say there's also a human tragedy that frequently goes unnoticed: As fish and fauna are wiped …

There's a 1 in 12 Chance Your V-Day Flowers Were Cut by Child Laborers

Most flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador, two countries with records of poor labor rights. But it doesn't have to be that way.<p><i>Most flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador, two countries with records of poor labor rights. But it doesn't have to be that way.</i><p>Workers in Cayambe, Ecuador prepare roses …

Honduran Child Rights Defender Explains Why Kids Will Keep Coming

A child rights advocate in Honduras says the United States should expect minors to continue to illegally cross into the country as long as American and Honduran political leaders remain focused on border security instead of addressing the root causes of migration.<p>More than 66,000 unaccompanied …

Child Laborers. In America. In 2014.

Kids as young as 12 report illness from working in tobacco fields. Why isn’t the government doing anything about it?<p>The Obama administration has made curbing nicotine use by kids a public health priority, with efforts including mass media campaigns to reduce teen smoking and a proposed ban on …

458 children and 138 adults rescued from home in one of Mexico's worst incidents of abuse in years

458 children and 138 adults forced to live in horrific conditions are rescued from group home in one of Mexico’s worst incidents of abuse in</b> …

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Bolivia becomes first nation to legalise child labour

Bolivia has become the first country to legalise child labour after a law was signed by Vice- President Alvaro Garcia Linera on Thursday.<p>The new …

The Long Road to Eradicating Child Labor in Latin America

This summer, the government of Bolivia approved legislation to allow children as young as 10 to work, so long as their jobs don’t interfere with …

Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal, In An Attempt To Make It Safer

A new law in Bolivia allows children as young as 10 to work legally, and has led to sharp criticism from many international human rights groups who note that it goes against a United Nations convention setting a minimum age of 14.<p>But supporters of the legislation say that the law guarantees legal …

The Global Crisis Of Child Labor, In 1 Map

In much of the world, childhood means being forced to go to work.<p>There are approximately 168 million child laborers around the world, according to the International Labor Organization. A new map by British consulting firm Maplecroft offers depressing perspective on just how widespread the problem …

Samsung supplier factory found to use child labor, watchdog says

<i>Updated at 11:10 a.m. PT, with Samsung denying allegations and again at 1:50 p.m. PT with further comment from China Labor Watch.</i><p>Samsung and Lenovo are under scrutiny on Thursday after a report surfaced from a China labor watchdog claiming that children were working at a facility that contributes …

McDonald’s summer camp seems to be thinly veiled child labor

<b>(AP)</b><p>The Philippines branch offers a 5-day summer program that could not be more blatant indoctrination<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>August 7, 2014 4:31pm (UTC)<p>There is an actual McDonald's summer camp for elementary school children in the Philippines. Called the Kiddie Crew Workshop. What the holy hell.<p>The …

Samsung Supplier's Child Labor Reports Prompt Galaxy S5 Maker To Pull Some Orders

(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will do 30 percent less business with a parts supplier after uncovering employment of child workers at …

Syrian refugees trigger child labour boom in Turkey

Counting in Arabic, Hamza is carefully stacking freshly-baked flatbreads on the shop counter. It is a Saturday afternoon in the southern Turkish town of Antakya, blisteringly hot. The seven-year-old boy has been working in the small bakery ever since his family of five fled from Aleppo in Syria.<p>"I …

Child Trafficking Rampant in Underdeveloped Indian Villages

NGOs and government data suggests that a child goes missing every eight minutes in India. Credit: Sujoy Dhar/IPS<p>THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India , Sep 4 …

Time to get children out of factories and into schools

<i>Editor’s Note: Nina Smith is the founding CEO of GoodWeave International, a Washington DC-based non-profit organization that works to stop child labor in the carpet industry.</i><p>In a small village in central Afghanistan, 13-year-old Basma is about to start her first day of school –- ever.<p>She’s a world …

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Despite the economic recovery, more than 46 million Americans — or 1 in 7 — used a food pantry last year. And a surprisingly high number of those seeking help were households with military members, according to a new survey by Feeding America, which is a network of U.S. food banks.<p>The survey — …

One Country, One Million Malnourished Children: South Sudan Now

In South Sudan, most farmers can't plant crops because they've been forced from their land by conflict. Food is in extremely short supply, and one …

UN: 1 Million Somalis at Risk of Hunger

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and at least 200,000 …

Hunger in America: Food insecurity has barely fallen since the recession.

Here’s your reminder that, in the United States, reigning global power, there are still millions of people who have trouble getting enough to …

When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

Chris Hillbruner has a little-known job with an extraordinary responsibility: to determine how close a given country has come to famine.<p>In his six years at the U.S. government's Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWS NET, he's only officially declared famine once before, in Somalia in …

'Grave concerns' over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: UN

"The situation will have long-lasting impacts on farmers' livelihoods and rural economies."<p>The Ebola outbreak has killed 1552 people and infected …

How one student is fighting the college hunger crisis

Yvonne Montoya knows what it’s like to go hungry. When she first returned to college in October 2012 she was homeless, living off food pantry …

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Turning The Page On Illiteracy, Adults Go Back To Class

<i>This is the first report of a four-part series on adult education.</i><p>The national debate around education usually focuses on childrenin school<i>.</i> But there are 30 million adults in the U.S. who have trouble with basic literacy — they struggle to read a menu, a pay stub or a bus schedule.<p>It also means …

Michael Gove promises to abolish illiteracy and innumeracy in UK

The education secretary, Michael Gove, has promised to abolish illiteracy and innumeracy in the UK, following George Osborne's pledge this week to create a full employment society.<p>Gove's pledge in a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce is part of a co-ordinated Conservative attempt to paint a …

To 'Immunize' Kids Against Illiteracy, Break Out A Book In Infancy

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents begin reading to their children early, even to newborns. Professor Susan Neuman, an expert on early literacy development, explains.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. Read to your …

Students Build $150 Braille Robot to Help Combat Illiteracy Among India's Visually Impaired

Two 20-year old students in India are working on a device that will help combat illiteracy among the visually impaired on the Indian subcontinent. …

Could Mobile Phones Save Millions From Illiteracy?

According to UNESCO, the answer is yes. Or at least, they could help. The <i>United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization</i> periodically publishes detailed report about mobile phones usage in some of the poorest regions of the world. This time, for the study Reading in the Mobile Age, …