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

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

Myint Naing was 18 when a man came to his village in Burma promising work -- work he's lucky to have survived


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 …

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Work instead of school for India's child labor | Video |

Russia's Red Bull Flugtag flying contest takes place in Moscow with hope and ambition more prevalent than successful flight. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Face masks worn on the beaches of China to prevent sun damage and jellyfish stings get a new design.

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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 …

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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 …

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Send us your school photos and shine a light on child labor

(CNN) — Around the world, an estimated 120 million children are involved in child labor. Many of them don't get to go to school at all, while others have to juggle their education with full-time work.

But a good education can play a vital role in combating child labor. By giving children the skills …

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Child slavery active in Haiti

In Haiti, a 9-year-old girl leaves her poor village to work as a domestic worker for a family in Port-au-Prince, the island’s capital. She will not …


John Oliver Slams Fashion Industry's Child Labor Practices

"Sweatshops aren't one of those Nineties problems we got rid of, like Donnie Wahlberg," cracks 'Last Week Tonight' host

Fashion retailers like H&M, Zara and Forever 21 sell trendy products on the cheap. But does any great sale come with the cost of child labor? John Oliver explored this topic on …

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

Nestlé has implemented a child labor prevention system that goes further to detect and stamp out the practice than existing methods, according to its …

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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 …

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 …

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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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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

Reuters / Samrang PringHuman Rights Watch has lashed out at European retail giants over "discriminatory labor conditions" in Cambodian factories, …


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 …

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The Company That Made the World's Most Famous Dress Had a Child Labor Problem in India

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 …


India Child Labor: 200 Children Rescued In Hyderabad Raids

More than 200 child laborers were rescued by Indian authorities during early morning raids in Hyderabad that led to the arrests of 10 people, …