Evelyn Idowu

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One Senator Kept Child Marriage Alive in Nigeria Last Month

Thanks to a legal loophole, the average age of marriage for girls in Kebbi State, northern Nigeria, is 11 years old. The law is often manipulated and exploited for perverse ends, but it's rare that one forgotten detail in legislation can affect an...<p><i>Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima. Image via</i><p>Thanks to a …

We're No. 1: The Nigeria strategy

October 31, 2013 | 7:11 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/31/world/were-no-1-nigeria-strategy/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/31/world/were-no-1-nigeria-strategy/popout" …

Africa

Domestic workers celebrate rights breakthrough

Campaigners are celebrating the long-awaited ratification of a treaty on labour rights for domestic workers that will offer protection to millions of employees worldwide.<p>From Thursday, the domestic workers convention will be legally binding for signatory countries. The treaty, originally adopted by …

UN unveils plans to eliminate child labour by 2020

The United Nations is to announce ambitious plans to eliminate child labour by 2020 after research revealed high growth in developing nations will not substantially reduce the number of children working worldwide.<p>Warning that "current trends are … of great concern" the UN says there will still be …

Controversial Delhi Police Ad Appears To Promote Child Labor: Advocates (PHOTO)

Advocates are up in arms over a New Delhi police ad that appears to promote child labor.<p>The controversial quarter-page black-and-white ad, which was splashed in The Times of India on Tuesday, features a somber-looking boy with the tagline: “Help him learn how to chop an onion. Before someone …

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>…

UNGIFT.ORG

In the area of combatting human trafficking, technology is both a help and a hindrance. As the tech sector evolved, it gave traffickers new and …

High Level

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 …