Child Labor News
Here you can find news articles from the US and around the world concerning Child Labor.
Global: Arms trade contributes to use of child soldiers – Amnesty International
Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Amnesty International said to mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers on 12 February …
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Equatorial Guinea: Child Trafficking in Minvoul – Gabonews
A network of child trafficking, run by women from Equatorial Guinea, Regina Mene Obone and Candida Mango-Nzang Macha, has been dismantled in Minvoul. Two women were recently arrested in Doumassi, a village 12 kilometers from Minvoul, while attempting to carry out a new operation. The alleged traffickers were officially trying to buy fish from fishermen in this area. They actually took advantage of their trade to sell living children among Baka pygmies.
Global: Governments Fail to Plan Phase Out of Mercury Use in Small-scale Mining Where Child Labor Exists – IIECL
After rounds of intensive talks, which began in 2010, on January 19, 2013, 140 governments agreed to an international mercury treaty that encourages governments to do more to address the threat of mercury to health and safety. This marks the first environmental treaty that contains specific action on the prevention and treatment of mercury poisoning. The treaty does address to some extent the use of mercury in artisanal gold mining, in various products and processes, and in emissions from industrial facilities, such as coal-fired power plants, but fails to set timeline for the complete phase out of mercury in small-scale mining where child labor exists. Click here to read more…
More action needed to address children caught in conflict – IIECL
Fifty-eight groups in 13 countries are still recruiting and using child soldiers. Despite a 2005 U.N. resolution, international protocols on child soldiers, and increased monitoring and reporting, that has produced some results, “Much more is needed to be done,” says Diane Mull, Executive Director of the International Initiative to End Child Labor (IIECL). Click here to read more…
Mali: Heavily armed child soldiers fighting in Mali conflict – SOTT.net
Malian child soldiers are fighting in the country’s conflict, journalists on the ground have reported. While French troops have boasted of the successful retaking of northern Mali from Islamist fighters, sectarian violence is worsening. The three-week-long intervention has created havoc and misery, reporter Gonzalo Wancha said, adding that the scars of the conflict will likely last a lifetime. Click here to read more…
Russia – Tajikistan: Tajik Immigration Authorities Report 74,000 Tajik Migrant Child Laborers In Russia – Radio Free Europe
Dushanbe – The Tajik Migration Service chief, Safiallo Devonaev, says 74000 Tajik citizens under 18 years of age are working in Russia as migrant laborers.
USA-Indiana: Bill introduced to amend child labor law preventing the hiring of under 14 as referees – Soccer America
[REFEREES] Indiana’s law forbidding children under the age of 14 from refereeing is receiving quite a bit of attention. Matthew Burkart, one of the 12-year -old referees negatively affected by the current law, was asked to speak before a recent hearing of the Indiana Senate Committee on Pension and Labor. Click here to read more…