Child sweatshops

Switzerland: Marking Progress against Child Labor (Report) – ILO

A new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO), Marking progress against child labor, says that the global number of child laborers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. But even the latest improved rate of decline is not enough to achieve the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labor by 2016.


Bangladesh: Agreements signed by the textile giants is a very good start – L’Express

Giant clothing groups were forced to respond to the Rama Plaza disaster that occurred on April 24, near Dhaka in Bangladesh. After the tragedy that killed 1,127 people after the collapse of the building, the people took to the streets to demand the arrest of the shop owners. Unions, themselves, blame the brands throughout the processing chain. Thus, three weeks after the fatal accident, a dozen companies worldwide are now committed to putting standards into their plants.


USA-Global: 3 reports on global child and forced labor – USDOL

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the release of three revised reports on global child labor and forced labor that were prepared by the department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. At an event to …DOL News Re…


Child Labor Book: “The Carpet Boy’s Gift” – Children’s Books Heal

Iqbal hands Nadeem some Freedom Letters abolishing child labor and urges Nadeem to pass them to the other children. Before the master intervenes, Iqbal …childrensbooksheal.com/category/child-labor/


Australia: Poor children made to stitch sports balls for Russel Corporation in India’s sweatshops – Brisbane Times

The Australian managing director of Sherrin's parent company, Russell Corporation, Chris Lambert, said the use of child labour "in no way comes anywhere close to our standards of corporate social responsibility”. It’s not accept…


India: AFL may sack Sherrin over child labor – Brisbane Times

Football maker Sherrin could be sacked as ball supplier to the AFL after being hit with a breach of agreement by the league over its alleged use of illegal child labour. But the AFL will continue to use Auskick balls hand-stitched by poor Indian …See…


India: Indian apparel manufacturers to take legal compliance seriously to change use of child laborers – Economic Times

Indian apparel manufacturers to take legal compliance seriously to change …Economic Times India, which is known as the child labor capital of the world, has been blacklisted for the third consecutive year by the US government for continued use of chil…


USA (Colorado): Summit Cove Elementary Students Petition to End Child Labor at Foxconn – SummitDaily.com

Summit County, Colorado – We the students of Summit Cove Elementary are in a exhibition group with the topic of child labor, and we think that it is a travesty for children to be forced to work in horrible conditions. Our research indicates child labor occurs in every country in the world, including the UnitedRead the Rest…


Global: FACTBOX-Products made worldwide by forced adult labor, child labor – TrustLaw

FACTBOX-Products made worldwide by forced adult labor, child labor TrustLaw By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (TrustLaw) – Goods produced around the world involving child labor or forced labor are listed in the 2011 report by the US Department of Labor’s Bur…


USA: Kardashians Sue Star for Libel in the Wake of Child Labor Scandal – Fashionista

Kardashians Sue Star for Libel in the Wake of Child Labor Scandal Fashionista According to TMZ, Kernaghan told Star “to wait on the article,” because he had no proof that the specific factories the Kardashians use were in violation of chil…