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

Ending unlawful child labor in cocoa: Nestlé approach can be the model, says ICI

ICI estimates that between one and two of every 10 kids in West African cocoa households are engaged in some form of child labor throughout the year. …

Business Can Help End Child Labor

I have always been fascinated by the question: How can for-profit corporations innovate to solve the world’s toughest challenges? My passion for this topic was formed at a very early age. Growing up in India, I realized that the country has too few resources to confront its many challenges; the only …

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Child Labor, Lawsuits, and How Junior Hockey Exploits Its Players For Profit

It's Two-Dollar Tuesday at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, just south of Seattle. Enjoying half-price tickets and all the $2 beer, hot dogs, and popcorn they can handle, over 4,600 fans are packed into the arena to watch the January 13 matchup between the hometown Seattle Thunderbirds and …

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We were ‘generous’ to Mitre in child-labor exposé: HBO

A 2008 report on HBO showing sporting goods maker Mitre using child labor in India to make its soccer balls is 100 percent true, lawyers for the pay …


Child Labor Continues in Myanmar

Every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Soe Min Lwin takes orders, serves food and washes dishes at a tea shop in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon. Every night, he climbs onto a wooden table and falls asleep. He’s 12, and by earning just over a dollar a day, he is his family’s main breadwinner.

“When I don’t …

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US: Ban Hazardous Child Labor in Tobacco Farming

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The US Congress should promptly enact legislation introduced on April 16, 2015 that would provide needed protections …

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Cambodian child labour laws flouted with fake ID

Like most teenagers, Jorani, who says she is 14,has plenty of stamina. She has just spent the day making hundreds of shoes at the New Star Shoes Co factory in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

“I punch holes in about 300 shoes every day, and work eight hours a day, six days a week,” she says, in a barely …

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‘Exploitation’: Clothing labels accused of Cambodia worker discrimination, child labor

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Human Rights Watch has lashed out at European retail giants over "discriminatory labor …


Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on battling child labour

Kailash Satyarthi the Indian Nobel laureate who has spent a lifetime battling child labour, arrives for our early afternoon meeting. “You reached …

Syrian refugee children work to live in Lebanon

Of the more than 1 million Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon, more than half are children. Ongoing clashes between the Islamic State militant group and Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party have forced nearly 4 million Syrians to flee to other countries and caused over 7.5 million to flee …

The company that made #TheDress once faced a child labor scandal

The British retailer of the dress that whipped the internet into a frenzy last week—is it blue and black, or is it gold and white?—has big plans to …

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GoodWeave modernizes its fight against child labor in the rug industry

The D.C.-based nonprofit GoodWeave has been fighting child exploitation by rug producers in Nepal, India and Afghanistan for more than 20 years.Now, …

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Elmhurst Historical Museum hosts exhibit about 20th century child labor

Those who think of young workers as high school students taking phone orders for pizza will find the new exhibit at the Elmhurst Historical Museum eye-opening.

The traveling exhibit, Let Children Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine's Crusade Against Child Labor, presents dozens of stark black-and-white …

Child Workers Rescued from Hyderabad a Week Ago, Still Far Away from Home

New Delhi: Nearly 350 children from Bihar have been rescued from bangle-making units in the Old City are in Hyderabad in the last one week. The …

Indian police find hundreds of child slaves

Hundreds of Indian children trafficked and enslaved to make bangles have been rescued by police in a series of early morning raids in the southern …

Who were Switzerland’s ‘slave children’?

Clare O'Dea speaks to victims of historic abuse and neglect in Switzerland's inadequate care system of the 1920s to 1970s and takes a closer look at …


Addressing the root causes of child labour: Halima's story

At 10 years-old, Halima is starting her first year of school. Her father is a cocoa farmer in Koffikro, Côte d’Ivoire. The small west African country produces approximately 40% of the world’s cocoa beans used to make chocolate.

Like many parents, Halima’s father kept his children out of school to …

How Harry Potter fans won a battle against child slavery

After a four year battle, Warner Bros. agreed to use only Fair Trade or UTZ certified chocolate in Harry Potter products. Can fans be activists?

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How Common Is Child Labor in the U.S.?

Budgets for agencies that monitor workplaces are shrinking as some states roll back laws meant to limit the hours and jobs kids can work.

On a warm day last summer Josh Bassais, a union organizer, went down to a non-union construction project in Edina, a Minneapolis suburb where new elementary …

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In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables - Los Angeles Times

Alejandrina Castillo swept back her long black hair and reached elbow-deep into the chile pepper plants. She palmed and plucked the fat serranos, dropping handful after tiny handful into a bucket.


The container filled rapidly. Alejandrina stopped well before the pepper pile reached the …

Children Who Labor in Fields: Yes, Here

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Re “A Ban on Child Labor in Tobacco Fields” (editorial, Dec. 29):

An investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee in the early 20th century, Lewis Hine, traversed the United States capturing the plight of child laborers in canneries, coal mines and textile …

A List of Diseases and Afflictions Suffered By Young Factory Workers in Chicago, 1895

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U.S. Expands Items from Child Labor, Includes Bangladesh, India

Washington — The Labor Department last week expanded its list of products worldwide it says were likely produced by child or forced labor, ranging …


A Ban on Child Labor in Tobacco Fields

Responding to a damning report this year by Human Rights Watch, some cigarette companies and growers have said they will voluntarily restrict child labor in tobacco fields. Though welcome, these steps should be reinforced by new federal rules.

Children as young as 7 are working on tobacco farms in …

Is Your Favorite Chocolate the Product of Child Labor?

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An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade.

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Some 15 percent of Honduran kids work

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Roberto Castellanos has the hands of a construction worker and the homework of a 6th grader. Roberto, who just turned …


Child labor and palm oil in Indonesia

Meet Bimo Kencana Arief. At 13 years old, this Indonesian middle school student is not spending his afternoons doing homework, helping around the …

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