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Child Labor

Parsing HB-2's Bathroom Babble

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The toothless babble of HB-2 "protects" no one other than perhaps employers whose employees have more restricted rights as a result. Let's repeal this political mess that backfired on McCrory and will backfire on Berger and Moore as well if we don't move on.

Child Rights: Laureates And Leaders Step Up

Tim Ryan | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
Tim Ryan

When I first met Kailash Satyarthi a quarter of a century ago, his direct actions to rescue child laborers were just starting to gain attention outsid...

Santa Claus and the children of the coffee, tea and cocoa lands

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 12.22.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Sharing with farmers and farm workers less than 1 cent per cup of coffee, tea and cacao is greedy. It is NOT FAIR to them. It hurts poor children! I...

The dark side of 2016 holiday gift-giving

Sally Greenberg | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Sally Greenberg

Holiday shopping season is already well underway. In fact, if you haven't started putting your credit cards to use and checking gifts for loved ones o...

Trump To Call For Return Of Child Labor At GOP Convention

John Pickhaver | Posted 07.13.2016 | Comedy
John Pickhaver

As Donald Trump aims to expand on his "Make America Great Again" platform, those close to the presumptive Republican nominee say that Trump will call for the return of child labor in the United States in his speech at the Republican National Convention next week.

Childbirth Censorship: Women, Culture and the Silent Battle

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Francis Sanzaro

Countless women have had their accounts shut down, or downright cancelled because they posted "pornographic" or "obscene" material. What, exactly, did these women post? Images of labor

Ending Child Labor: The Dirty Business of Cleaning Up Supply Chains

Skoll Foundation | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Made by Children. Instead of Made in China or Made in India, what if this was the label inside the neatly stacked sweaters on a department store shelf?

Palm Oil Linked To Child Labor -- Again

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green

Palm oil: useful and ubiquitous, it also happens to be one of the most destructive ingredients on the planet. The industry has been linked to mass ani...

Rain, on a Summer Day

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

"When at home alone I sit And am very tired of it, I have just to shut my eyes To go sailing through the skies"-- It is raining in June. That is no...

25 Compelling Reasons to Support the World Day Against Child Labor

Norm Schriever | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Norm Schriever

I've traveled all over the world and from Nicaragua to Cambodia, Egypt to The Philippines and many countries in between, I've witnessed the cruel real...

Former Child Laborer Has Helped Thousands Of Trafficking Victims

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact

A former victim of child labor spent the last 25 years fighting so no other child has to endure what she did. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda is the founder of...

World Needs To Help Thousands Of Migrant Children Who've Disappeared: Nobel Laureate

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact

ISTANBUL, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world must give urgent attention to children caught up in conflict, disasters or exploitation, Nob...

U.S. Business in Burma: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Roee Talmor | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Roee Talmor

Burma is modernizing at a ceaseless pace. An enigma to foreigners for most of the latter half of the 20th century, Burma's rapidly expanding economy is quickly opening its doors to multinational investors.

The World Is Getting Better -- People Need to Know That If We Want More Progressive Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaby

Making progressive change isn't easy. It requires activism, sound political strategy, and endurance. But we also need something less tangible: faith that the future can be better than the present.

Street Teens In India Launch Their Own Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

One paper is giving a voice to young people who are seen but not often heard. Balaknama, or ‘Voice of Children,’ is a newspaper produced entirel...

A Year After the Earthquake, Nepal Is a Man-Made Disaster

Gordon Brown | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Gordon Brown

LONDON -- Humanitarian aid rests on the belief that a crisis is a short-term event lasting days, weeks or months, not years. From Syria to Sudan, history says otherwise. Faced with life on the streets, children impacted by a crisis need more than the basics for survival. They need to be able to secure skills for the times ahead. And they need hope. An education -- the prospect of being able to plan and prepare for the future -- is most likely to secure this hope.

Healthcare: Are your staff educated to recognize human trafficking?

Holly Austin Smith | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Holly Austin Smith

When I was 14 years old, I was lured away from home by a man I met at a New Jersey shopping mall. This man told me that I was pretty enough to be a mo...

Indian Celebrities Take To Twitter To Combat Child Labor

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Bollywood stars took to Twitter thi...

Children's Court Could Help Combat Abuses Against Young Refugees

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international court should be set up to punish those responsible for child labor and other forms ...

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

Tanzania Can't Stop Child Labor Without Fixing Its School System

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Children are particularly vulnerable to being forced into labor, trafficked from rural areas to cities and then trafficked again within cities. They can't communicate assertively and are physically powerless next to most adults.

Unassisted Childbirth

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Maybe the freebirth activism should be seen not so much as an insistence about how we all should be giving birth, but instead a call to continue to keep the conversation going and figure out a way to make childbirth as safe, stress-free as possible, with women surrounded by caring, comforting caregivers.

You Won’t Be Able To Get These Slave-Made Items In The U.S. Anymore

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

The U.S. has taken a definitive stand against slave labor. President Barack Obama signed a law Wednesday that bars the country from importing a long l...

Murdering American Manufacturing: 'Strictly Business'

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In the week before Valentine's Day, United Technologies expressed its love for its devoted Indiana employees, workers whose labor had kept the corporation profitable, by informing 2,100 of them at two facilities that it was shipping their factories, their jobs, their communities' resources to Mexico.

Is There Child Labor In Your Chocolate?

Fair Trade USA | Posted 02.10.2017 | Taste
Fair Trade USA

The systemically low prices in cocoa have drastic consequences for farmers and their families. More than 2 million children in the Ivory Coast and Ghana are being deprived of their childhoods, either working in extremely hazardous conditions or working in lieu of going to school, so that we can get our chocolate fix.