Child Labor

Victims look forward to Parliament passing anti-trafficking bill

By Express News Service<p>VIJAYAWADA: The victims of trafficking addressed a meeting, organised jointly by Vimukthi and HELP, two AP-based NGOs, in the …

India News

Urgent Call to Tackle Child Exploitation

[New Times] The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF) together with partners have renewed calls to end child exploitation in Rwanda in …

Africa

Measuring Progress Towards Target 8.7.

Available languages:<p>Measuring Progress Towards Target 8.7.<p>19 Jul 2018 - This event aims to assist stakeholders working towards Target 8.7 increase …

Sustainable Development Goals

Nigerian children recount the challenges they face working in a city

Stories of children being used in Nigerian mines have hit the headlines. But this phenomenon isn’t uncommon. About 15 million Nigerian children work …

African Politics

Lack of commitment hinders international efforts to curb child labor

<b>Rather than going to school, Ali, age 12, works in a shoe manufacturing workshop. For up to 10 hours a day, six days a week, he works in the Syrian</b> …

World News

White House Reviewing Plan by 'Deregulatory Zealots' to Relax Child Labor Laws

As part of it's broad and relentless effort to roll back longstanding workplace safety regulations that have drastically reduced on-the-job injuries …

Liberal View

Proposal to Relax Child Labor Law Sent for White House Review

A regulation to ease child labors laws so some teens can spend full days operating chainsaws and meat slicers and working in other dangerous …

Law

It Is Legal for Kids to Work on Tobacco Farms, but It Can Make Them Sick

In the U.S., children under the age of 18 are legally barred from purchasing cigarettes or other tobacco products. But they are allowed to harvest …

North Carolina

Why is child labor in agriculture on the rise?

<b>The FAO warned child labor in agriculture is on the rise globally, driven by conflict and disasters. While the number of children in labor overall</b> …

Sustainability

ECL MARATHON 2018 - SEASON 3

Every Child born in this World are unique and sweet little miracle of Gods creation.<p>Every Child is a treasure to our Nation.<p>Every Child has its right …

India News

Norway’s oil fund sells out of Warren Buffett-owned utility | Financial Times

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has taken aim at Warren Buffett’s energy companies, excluding one from its portfolio and putting two others …

Investing

The number of children in Greater Manchester being exploited for sex and child labour has been revealed

The number of children being used for sexual exploitation and child labour across Greater Manchester have been revealed in newly-released figures.<p>At …

Sociology

Mumbai: Sessions court acquits employer convicted of child labour

A man who was convicted by the Magistrate court for employing a minor and getting service from him was acquitted by the Session's court as the police …

India News

Bay Area Jack in the Box franchisee fined for alleged labor violations

A Bay Area Jack in the Box franchise operator must pay more than $500,000 for what the Department of Labor described as wage and child labor violations.<p>The operator of 14 Jack in the Boxes in the Bay Area will pay $511,117 in back wages, damages and penalties, the department said Friday. The …

Employment

Firms urged to follow Mercedes-Benz in Indian mica supply transparency

NEW DELHI, July 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Campaigners urged automakers on Thursday to be more transparent in how they source the mineral mica, which adds a shimmer to cars, after Mercedes-Benz boosted efforts to ensure its India supply comes from legal mines free from child labour.<p>German …

Environmentalism

3 Policies with Good Intentions and Tragic Consequences

We must judge based on results, not intentions<p>Whenever a real or imagined social problem arises, the default position of many people is that the …

Child Labor

Ending Slavery and Child Labor in Global Supply Chains

In the mid-1990s, NGO activists began shining a spotlight on the concentrated use of slave child labor in Pakistan to produce soccer balls for the …

Stanford University

Africa Link on Air - 03 July 2018

French President arrives in Nigeria for talks on security and fighting terrorism +++Zimbabwe dismisses a report by human rights citing child labour …

Africa

Zimbabwe's Government Dismisses HRW Report on Child Labor

Zimbabwe's government is denying a report from Human Rights Watch that documented extensive child labor on the country's tobacco farms. Some of the …

Human Rights

Child Labor At Cult/ Teen Dead In Crash/ Polls: June In Review

plus coolest small town; most beautiful place; dangerous giant weed; Gordon Ramsay make-over and more<p>June was a month with a fun mix of news. The …

Hudson Valley

American 12-year-olds can't buy cigarettes. Why can they work in tobacco fields? | Reid Maki

It’s no surprise that working in tobacco fields is dangerous. Smoking tobacco kills 6 to 7 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization. The same nicotine that makes tobacco so dangerous – and addictive – harms workers in tobacco fields. What is a surprise to many is that child …

Opinion (UK)

Underage Marriage Should Be Considered a Form of Child Labor, Activist Says

<i>By Beh Lih Yi</i><p>KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — All underage marriage should be considered a form of child labor as young brides …

Activism

Companies making Mountie and military uniforms can't use cut-rate or child labour, Ottawa declares

Potential suppliers of uniforms for Mounties, park wardens, prison guards and soldiers must now promise to pay fair wages and shun child labour in …

Canadian Politics

All underage marriage is child labor: campaigner

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - All underage marriage should be considered a form of child labor as young brides face abuse and are made to perform domestic work, a campaigner said on Wednesday.<p>Most of the 152 million victims of child labor are boys working in agriculture, but legal …

Brides

All underage marriage is child labour - campaigner

By Beh Lih Yi<p>KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - All underage marriage should be considered a form of child labour as young brides …

Brides

Child labour rampant in tobacco industry

Child labour in tobacco is rampant and on the increase in poorer countries, a major Guardian investigation can reveal, despite claims by multibillion-dollar companies that they are tackling the issue.<p>embed<p>Evidence from three continents shows how children aged 14 and underare kept out of school and …

Human Rights

Child labour is never OK. But for multinationals it is an outrage | Sarah Boseley

If they must stay in the business, they need to pay farmers more<p>Child labour should never be taken lightly, but there is a widespread assumption that a bit of work in the fields is a normal part of growing up in impoverished countries such as Malawi, Bangladesh or Mexico. This notion of some sort …

Opinion (UK)

The tobacco industry increasingly relies on child labor in poorer nations

Cigarettes sold in the U.S. and Europe are made using tobacco that is increasingly produced via child labor in poorer nations, an investigation by <i>The</i> …

Business

Tobacco: activist investors pressure £20bn companies over child labour

Despite tobacco giants’ policies against child labour, the practice remains widespread, experts say<p>The world’s biggest tobacco companies are coming under mounting pressure over child labour and working conditions in fields globally, from Zimbabwe to North Carolina.<p>The firms are facing intense …

World News

San Diego Chuck E. Cheese's Fined for Child Labor Violations

A local Chuck E. Cheese restaurant was fined nearly $4,000 for violating child labor laws, the Department of Labor announced Friday.• Thousands March …

San Diego