Child Labor on Flipboard

By UNICEF USA | 2012: 168 million child laborers worldwide.

Chocolate’s Child-Labor Problem Keeps Getting Worse

Letiefesso only wanted a bicycle. The boy was just nine when he traveled from Burkina Faso to the Ivory Coast, where the two men who organized his …

Child Labor

Child Labor On The Rise in West Africa as Demand for Cocoa Grows - Frontier Markets News - Emerging & Growth Markets - WSJ

As cocoa production has increased in recent years, so has the number of children working on cocoa farms.

Despite nearly 14 years of government and industry efforts aimed at combatting child labor in cocoa production, 21% more children are illegally laboring on cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast …


Syria’s Children

Four and a half years of violent conflict have destroyed entire regions of Syria. Neighborhoods have been smashed by shelling and government barrel bombs, and towns have been seized by rebels and ISIS militants, then retaken by government troops, killing hundreds of thousands and injuring even …

Middle East

Four accused of trafficking slave labor at egg farms

A federal indictment unsealed on Thursday accuses four people of running or aiding a slave-labor ring that smuggled Guatemalan teenagers as young as …


22 years a slave in Asia's forced fishing industry

TUAL, Indonesia -- All he did was ask to go home.

The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after …


Child labour endemic around the globe

Lack of education and high rates of poverty drive persistent child labour around the world.

Launched by International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2002, the World Day Against Child Labour brings attention to a global issue that, according to the ILO, involves more than 120 million children between …

Five myths about child labour

An estimated 168 million children are involved in child labour, accounting for almost 11% of children globally. While this figure is a third lower than it was in 2000, campaigners say more still needs to be done to get children out of work and into school.

Patrick Quinn, child labour specialist with …

Child Labor

Work instead of school for India's child labor |

Images taken by Reuters photographers from around the world for the month of July 2015, including the Confederate flag controversy, Jerusalem Gay Pride attack, Tour de France, Ku Klux Klan, as well as other moments of everyday life.

Russia's Red Bull Flugtag flying contest takes place in Moscow with …


When going to school is too dangerous, kids are kept in child labor

(CNN) — "Be silent."

That's what teachers told a group of girls when they reported sexual violence in their schools. If they spoke out, they were told, they'd be asked to leave the school, word would spread, and they might be forced to leave their communities.

In this sugar-growing community in South …


India Legalizes Child Labor Amid Skyrocketing Rates, Activists Fight Back

Child labor is officially on the decline worldwide, but the issue is hardly abating in India.

Friday marks World Day Against Child Labor, and activists hope the awareness event will move supporters to take action in areas where kids are most vulnerable to getting exploited. Advocates are playing …


In Ethiopia, Fight Against Child Labor Continues

As countries observe World Day Against Child Labor on June 12, many children in developing countries below the age of 18 have to work to help their …

Child Labor

Diluting India's child labour law will trap families in cycle of poverty

The Indian government is making severe cuts to budgets that address discrimination and the welfare of the country’s most marginalised people. In a deeply flawed strategy, they are relaxing legislation on child labour as a means to alleviate poverty.

An amendment to India’s Child Labour Prohibition …


Rights Group: Ghana to End Child Labor in Mines

A rights group estimates that thousands of children are working in Ghana’s gold mines, violating international laws prohibiting child labor in hazardous industries as well as Ghana’s own Children’s Act, which prohibits those under 18 from working in mines.

But the insatiable global trade in the …

Child Labor