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Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Child Prostitution

Child prostitution has been defined by the UN as "the act of engaging or offering the services of a child to perform sexual acts for money or other …

Sri Lanka

The resistance of child slaves themselves will force the end of slavery

A new anti-slavery coalition is campaigning for the right of every child to be free of exploitation and secured in education<p>Ratni was 14 years old when she was sold into slavery, handed over to a family friend who had promised her a better life. Forced into bonded labour as an unpaid domestic …

Tanzania's child gold miners risking injury and abuse to support families

Thousands of children as young as eight toiling in hazardous pits despite stringent child labour laws, warns Human Rights Watch<p>Thousands of children, some as young as eight, work in licensed and unlicensed small-scale gold mines in Tanzania, despite strong laws prohibiting child labour in mining, …

Child labour falls by a third to 168 million, says ILO

International Labour Organisation data shows fall since 2000, but critics say number of working children remains unacceptable<p>The number of child workers worldwide has dropped by a third over the past 13 years, according to a report from the International Labour Organisation. But campaigners say …

Child labour drops worldwide: explore the data

The number of children in child labour dropped by a third between 2000 and 2012. But is this a success for the international organisations campaigning against the practice?<p>• Read more from the Development Blog • Get the data<p>New estimates by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggest that …