July 15, 2014

Global: Child Labor Issues Putting Companies on Notice – WSJ

The Morning Risk Report – Wall Street Journal – Samsung Electronics Co.’s admission it has child labor within its supplier network and the U.S. State Department’s recent demotions of Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela to lowest-tier status for child and forced labor problems are serving as a wake-up call to multinational companies about cleaning up their own supply chains. Failing to weed out problems in their systems could lead to their bad behavior becoming front-page news, says the head of one organization fighting to eliminate child labor. “The hide-your-head-in-the-sand days are over,” said Diane Mull, executive director of the International Initiative on Exploitative Child Labor. Read more…

October 8, 2013

USA: Emily Grant Applications Being Accepted for Fall 2013 – IIECL

If you are a young person, teacher, school, youth or community group or NGO working with children and/or youth and need a small amount of funds to support a project idea to help end child labor, we want to hear your ideas. In collaboration with the Emily Sandall Foundation, the International Initiative to End Child Labor (IIECL) will be awarding ten Emily grants in the fall of 2013. Applications are due by midnight November 3, 2013. Proposed projects should address the following: Read more…

Solomon Islands: Child Labor, Trafficking Common in the Pacific – Islands Business Lebanon: Child Labor in Lebanon – CASES (Video) Global: Child Labor Issues Putting Companies on Notice – WSJ USA: FBI Rescues 168 of ‘America’s Children’ From Sex Traffickers – NBC News USA – Idaho: Bill Proposes Change to Logging Child Labor Law – Capital Press