Justin Petro

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‘Not Just a Picture’: The Story Behind This Iconic Child Labor Photo

A 10-year-old girl looks longingly out a window from inside the cotton mill where she works. Perhaps she’s thinking about what it might be like to play or go to school, to breathe the fresh air instead of stagnant, dusty factory conditions.<p>The girl in Lewis Hine’s photo taken in 1908 in a …

The Subhuman Conditions That Slaves And Child Laborers Face In India Are Worse Than You Imagined (HOW TO HELP)

During the largest firsthand investigation into slavery and child labor, a group of Harvard researchers documented more than 3,000 cases of forced labor in India’s handmade carpet sector.<p>And they say that figure is just "the tip of the iceberg."<p>Eight researchers from Harvard University’s FXB Center …

Child labour: ‘Child domestic workers face brutal torture’

<b>LAHORE:</b><p><b>The Child Rights Movement (CRM) Punjab – a collaboration of civil society organisations – staged a demonstration in front of the Press Club on</b> …

In Lahore: Does child labour and torture go hand in hand?

<b>Iram’s cruel torture and consequent death is not the first case of a child domestic worker being tormented in Pakistan. Approximately, 45 cases of</b> …

Dell, Asus suppliers accused of exploiting underage labor

The Danish nonprofit DanWatch says the factories in China's Guangdong and Jiangsu region force workers to work for up to 74 hours per week, at below …

Child Labor: Young Hands Picking Our Food

Thousands of children, many too young to drive, are hard at work putting in long hours in brutal conditions to make sure the rest of us eat well -- …

Labor Law

Nepal: One of The Worst Places To Be a Child?

Brishkae is ten years old and works a grueling 16 hours in the carpet making factory. Many of her friends in the factory who work with her are just …

Child labour continues unabated

ISLAMABAD - Residents of twin cities demanded to check child labour as the number of underage working children at various work places is increasing …

Child Labor

The buzz on Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee has been lobbying Capitol Hill since 2007 to introduce canned tuna made by child labor to America’s schoolchildren and troops under the …

I have to work 12 hours a day – Khaled and Shindar, Iraq

Share and raise awareness on #ChildrenofSyria<p>The Ako restaurant, in central Erbil is known for its kebabs. It has a steady stream of daily customers, …

The grind and grief behind the glitter

Mica is a mineral coveted for centuries for its unique lustre and its myriad uses in modern products now make it a valuable commodity.<p>It is mica that …

The tea pickers sold into slavery

One day Somila was living on an Assam plantation. The next, she had been sold into slavery hundreds of miles from home. Gethin Chamberlain joins the race to save her – and uncovers a flourishing slave trade that begins with the cost of tea<p>A car, speeding through the crowded streets of Delhi. …

Boys abandon school to work at a dump in Turkey

Share and raise awareness on #ChildrenofSyria<p><b>By Nicky Jansen</b><p>Ahmed (left) and Mahmoud, both from Aleppo, work in a dump in Turkey to provide for …

Child Labor: Down by a Third Since 2000

The number of child laborers worldwide has dropped significantly according to a new report released this week by the International Labor Organization …

Congo's Conflict Minerals Fund Rebels' Brutal War, Use Of Child Soldiers In Sub-Saharan Africa (PHOTOS)

The computer or tablet on which you're reading this post is more likely than not shrouded in blood.<p>You see, diamonds aren't the only minerals at the heart of violent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. In the October issue of National Geographic, reporter Jeffrey Gettleman and photographer Marcus …

Children of the Congo who risk their lives to supply our mobile phones

You handle conflict minerals every time you use your mobile phone – but business has the power to change the situation<p>In unsafe mines deep underground in eastern Congo, children are working to extract minerals essential for the electronics industry. The profits from the minerals finance the …

Africa

What happens when Apple finds a child making your iPhone

There are more than 1.5 million workers making products for Apple, and some of them are children.<p>The company knows this, and it will tell you: In 2013, it audited 451 different facilities in 16 countries, and found 23 people who had been hired when they were younger than 16. Eleven were still …

NGOs

Joseph Kony child soldier returns to terrorised boyhood village

Homecoming offers first-hand glimpse into spiralling paranoia of war criminal and worlds shattered by the Lord's Resistance Army<p>When he was 13 Edward was kidnapped by Ugandan rebels and forced to become a soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army. He survived the longest–running guerrilla war in modern …

‘War Witch’ Filmmaker Kim Nguyen on Africa’s Child Soldiers

War Witch, in theaters today, is a gripping tale of a female child soldier in Africa. Director Kim Nguyen talks about filming in war-torn Congo, the …

Street children in Congo (DRC): painting a better future – in pictures

Street children in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been taking part in portrait workshops and painting murals on their local drop-in centre, in a project supported by AptART (Awareness and Prevention Through Art), with the help of London-based artist Jonathan Darby, and War …