Child Labor News
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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…
Bangladesh: 10 Dirty Secrets Of The Bangladesh Garment Industry – Huffington Post
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
|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 more… Click here to read more…|
Switzerland: IPEC report says that social protection key to fight against child labor – ILO
|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
USA: Study Sheds Light on Child Labor Law Violations and Deaths in NC – WVA University
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A recently published study by a researcher in the West Virginia University School of Public Health found that more than half of young worker deaths in North Carolina resulted from employers violating the child labor laws.
“This is in line with prior work we have done on child labor violations on a national level,” said Kimberly Rauscher, M.A., Sc.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor in the WVU Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences and faculty affiliate with the WVU Injury Control Research Center. “From our prior results, we estimate that annually as many as 888,000 youth may be employed in violation of the Hazardous Occupations Orders, the laws that limit the types of jobs and tasks that youth under age 18 can perform.” Click here to read more…