Child Labor News

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Ghana: World Premiere of “Fisher of Kids” Huge Success – IIECL

May 8, 2013

Accra, Ghana – May 5, 2013  With every single seat occupied and many more guests standing and/or following the event from the balcony, the world premiere of Fisher of Kids - presented by the International Human Rights Group in association with the International Initiative to End Child Labor - has taken its course at Goethe-Institut Ghana – German Cultural Center in Accra. Click here to read more…


DRC: M23 rebels recruit 59 child soldiers – Congo U.N. mission | TVC NEWS


TVC NEWS [D.R. CONGO] – The United Nations mission in Congo has said that the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels have enlisted at least 59 child soldiers.
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Namibia: Min. of Safety & Security Concerned About Child Trafficking – allAfrica.com


Rundu — The Minister of Safety and Security, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, has expressed concern about child trafficking, particularly involving children smuggled from Angola who are allegedly being brought to Namibia to work as cattle herders or domestic worker. Speaking during the official inauguration of the renovated and extended Rundu Police Station on Friday, Ngatjizeko said many of the children brought into the country from Angola are also being used to sell illegal drugs while others are forced into prostitution. See more… Click here to read more…


Cote d’Ivoire: Barry Callebaut inaugurates new rural primary schools and community learning centers to fight child labor – IT News

May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013 – Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s top manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, recently inaugurated two new rural primary schools and community learning centers in Côte d’Ivoire. Since 2010 the company has funded the construction of seven primary schools in Côte d’Ivoire, providing a total to date of 21 furnished classrooms to enable over 1,000 children in rural cocoa growing areas to attend school…[See more] Click here to read more…


Bangladesh: 10 Dirty Secrets Of The Bangladesh Garment Industry – Huffington Post

May 6, 2013

The factories use child labor: Despite some progress, children are still involved in the production of textiles in Bangladesh, according to the Department of Labor. Demanding higher wages can prove deadly: One labor leader who did just that was found…[See more on this topic] Click here to read more…


Iran: Forgotten children – human trafficking & child labor – Iran Focus

May 1, 2013

There are many pressing humanitarian issues in the Middle East, but one that is often overlooked and under reported is the issue of child labor. Throughout the Middle East, and in fact much of the world, child labor is a critical issue involving exploitation, human trafficking and a fundamental breakdown in foundations of society. Human trafficking and child labor have become increasingly prevalent in Iran, which according to reports is now one of the worst offenders of children rights in the world. The Iranian government has done little to resolve this issue, and has in fact been implicated in human trafficking and the exploitation of children. See moreClick here to read more…


Switzerland: IPEC report says that social protection key to fight against child labor – ILO

April 29, 2013

GENEVA– A report by the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), says that social protection policies can play a key role in the fight against child labour, which currently affects some 215 million children worldwide.The World Report on Child Labour: Economic vulnerability, social protection and the fight against child labour, is a new ILO study which reviews relevant research on how different types of social protection measures can help combat child labour. These include cash transfer schemes, social health protection and income security in old age. Click here to read more…


USA: Massachusetts companies have been cited for thousands of child labor violations – Boston Globe


Boston Globe, April 30, 2013 Sixteen-year-olds on the job for more than nine hours straight, and sometimes over 48 hours in a week. Minors operating forklifts and motor vehicles or handling alcoholic beverages. Teenagers working late without adult supervision. Those are some of the charges that have resulted in the state’s levying child-labor law fines against more than 100 companies, including national chains such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway. In all, employers have racked up 3,550 violations and about $314,000 in civil fines since 2007, when the state began issuing citations. Child-labor laws in Massachusetts were tightened then following on-the-job deaths of several teenagers, including a 16-year-old who was killed after¬ losing control of a golf cart at a Salem country club. Click here to read more…