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Child labor cases uncovered in China

April 30, 2008 · 

SHANGHAI: China said Wednesday that it was investigating whether hundreds or perhaps thousands of children from poor areas in the southwest part of the country had been sold to work as slave laborers in booming coastal factory cities.

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Uzbekistan Children used a cotton pickers

October 30, 2007 · 

Was the shirt on your back made using forced child labour? It’s an uncomfortable thought, one that we normally push to the back of our minds as we search out bargains in the High Street. And companies make it easy for us to ignore the problem – reassuring the consumer that manufacturers adhere to strict […]

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17 Million Latin American Children Work

April 18, 2003 · 

One out of five Latin American children, or more than 17 million, work in the unofficial economic sector and in rural areas, the International Labor Organization said yesterday. In conjunction with the Guatemalan non-governmental organisation Intervida and Save the Children, Norway the ILO said the countries with the highest rates of child labour in Latin […]

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246 Million Children Working During World Days For Children

November 29, 2002 · 

19 November 2002 – Almost a quarter of a billion children are working as child labourers today during the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and will continue toiling tomorrow on Universal Children’s Day. Despite the world’s promise to care for every child, the scourge of child labour still leaves countless children deprived […]

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Kids In Perilous Work

August 12, 2002 · 

Many of 300,000 employed in cocoa production not paid The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Labour Department released key findings that indicate that some 284,000 child labourers work in hazardous conditions on cocoa farms in West Africa, 200,000 of whom work in Cote d’Ivoire and most of whom work alongside their families. […]

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PHILIPPINES: Bill on Domestic Child Workers

August 12, 2002 · 

Visayan Forum Foundation (VF) an organisation that works with child domestic workers is close to a breakthrough on a landmark bill. This bill could make the difference to hundreds of thousands of exploited child and adult domestic workers throughout the Philippines. Child domestic workers in particular toil far from home at the expense of their […]

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Prawn Units Stinks of Child Labour

August 4, 2002 · 

Kolkata, India — Cases of child labour exploitation have been reported from the coastal districts of West Bengal, Maharashtra and Orissa, where the children are being engaged in the prawn cultivation, processing and packaging industry. The Centre for Communication and Development (CCD), an NGO based near the city, has caught on video instances of child […]

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Smokers Addiction Enslave Children

April 20, 2002 · 

The tobacco industry, growers and trade unions have jointly launched a joint initiative to address the problem of child labour in tobacco growing. Supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Eliminate Child Labour in Tobacco (ECLT) Foundation was officially launched in Geneva. British American Tobacco, is one of the three founding members of ECLT […]

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Sport Players Enjoy Life on Backs of Child Workers

April 20, 2002 · 

Uluberia, West Bengal, India — The sheer exploitation of child labour is apparent when one visits Rajapur, a nondescript place in Uluberia, Howrah, where nearly one fifth of the children are employed to prepare shuttlecocks. They get meagre amounts in lieu of their hard work. Three to four new shuttlecock factories are coming up here […]

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Nearly 5 Million Children Forced To Work In Zimbabwe

April 14, 2002 · 

Nearly 5 million children in Zimbabwe between the age of five and 17 years are being forced to work in several sectors of the economy against their will, reveals survey report. The National Child Labour Survey was carried out by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, the Central Statistics Office and the […]

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