Child Labor News

Here you can find news articles from the US and around the world concerning Child Labor.

Indonesia: Government pulling out child workers, sending them to school –

June 4, 2013

The Indonesian government is launching an intensive programme to withdraw child workers from their workplaces and send them to school in an effort to free the country from child labourers in 2020, Indonesia’s Antara reported.  According to Antara, the government carried out the child labourer withdrawal through its Child Labour Elimination Programme (PPA) in support of its Family Empowerment Scheme (PKH).

“The government is launching a programme to withdraw child workers from their workplaces and send them to schools so that they would not be trapped in any worst forms of child labour,” Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar said. Click here to read more…


Emily Grantees Announced for Spring 2013


The International Initiative to End Child Labor (IIECL) and the Emily Sandall Foundation (ESF) are pleased to announce Emily grants to be awarded for the spring 2013 round of competition. A total of 14 grantees were selected from all regions of the world including projects in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, Uganda, United States (Nebraska) and Zambia. Projects offer a wide array of strategies for ending child labor in targeted communities and address many forms of child labor. Follows is a brief description of the projects and the selected agencies or individuals selected. This brings the total of Emily grants awarded to over 90 since the inception of the grant program in 2004. Click here to read more…


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.
www.tvcnews.tv/?q=article/m23-rebels-recruit-59-child… Click here to read more…


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…