Child Labor News

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Child labor rates go up in Colombia –

May 2, 2011

Child labor rates go up in Colombia
BOGOTA, May 2 (UPI) — Colombia experienced a sharp rise in the volume of child workers in the last five years, officials say a study reveals. A report by the non-profit communications agency PANDI said there was about a 35 percent spurt in child labor
Child labor in Colombia rises by 35%Colombia Reports

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Grim Prospects of DRC’s Female Child Soldiers – IWPR Institute for International Justice

May 1, 2011

In 2004, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF launched a national programme to help former child soldiers adjust to their new circumstances.…/grim-prospects-drc’s-female-child-soldiers

Central African Republic: Use of child soldiers continues unabated –

April 30, 2011

This article summarizes the latest United Nations report on the situation of child soldiers in Central African Republic. Issues highlighted include the…Use…/2011.html

Texas rodeo champ guilty of child trafficking – KLTV 7 News

April 29, 2011

A 44-year-old Linden, Texas man has pleaded guilty to sexual assault related charges in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales…/texas-rodeo-champ-arrested-on-child-traffic…

180 million children in India “very vulnerable” to trafficking –

Q) In your opinion, what are the reasons behind the increasing child trafficking in India? A) Nearly 43% of the country’s population is children below 18.…

Afrikids resettles 121 children Bolgatanga, Ghana – The Chronicle

Afrikids resettles 121 children in Upper Eastern Region of Bolgatnaga, Ghana. Mrs. Anafo, however, regretted that in spite of all these legislatives and conventions, children were still being exploited in several ways such as child trafficking and child labour, with devastating social dimensions, as some children were still
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Child Trafficking in Malaysia – Yahoo News

April 28, 2011

Read ‘CHILD TRAFFICKING IN MALAYSIA’ on Yahoo! News. KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 (Bernama) — Lina (not her real name) is only eightyears old.…

“Child Soldiers” Return to Congolese Wars – Voice of America

Pascal Badibanga Zagabe is the director of the Tumaini Center, the school where Wetemwami, Kikandi and other former child soldiers learn skills like carpentry, mechanics and sewing. He says mass demobilization has created a new set of problems.
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