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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 …

The resistance of child slaves themselves will force the end of slavery | Gordon Brown

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, some as young as eight, work in licensed and unlicensed small-scale gold mines in Tanzania, despite strong laws prohibiting child labour in mining, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.<p>The report, Toxic Toil: child labour and mercury exposure in Tanzania's …

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

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 that protecting children from hazardous work and long hours remains a major challenge, with families in poor countries such as …

Child labour drops worldwide: explore the data

New estimates by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggest that the number of child labourers worldwide has dropped by a third between 2000 and 2012 from 245 million in to 168 million. In the same period, the number of children doing hazardous work more than halved to just over 85 million.<p>…

Child labour rampant in Nigerian mines

More than ten years after Nigeria passed a law banning child labour the International Labour Organisation says there are still fifteen million children working in the country.<p>The plight of children working in Nigeria's mines is especially harsh but for many the paycheck is worth the pain.<p>Al …