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Syrian Conflict Causing Child Labor Crisis. Here's What's Being Done

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact

The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria has taken a toll on the lives of children who have remained there, as well as the estimated 2 million refugee...

Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don't just stay away from bad people, then they won't be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope.

Child Labor Only Occurs In Poor Countries And 4 Other Myths About The Practice

www.theguardian.com | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact

The ILO defines child labour as work that “deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical ...

Report: Quality Education Is Key To Ending Child Labor

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact

LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labor, deprived of education and facing a life without ...

Our TPP Negotiators are Determined to Win the Race to the Bottom

Stan Sorscher | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

If the administration and House members shrug off Malaysia's poor human rights record, they are sending a message to the rest of the Malaysian economy and any other country that competes against Malaysia in the global economy: The U.S. will not enforce global rules on human trafficking.

TPP Reduces Human Trafficking and Child Labor to Misdemeanors

Stan Sorscher | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

Last week, President Obama's credibility on trade policy took another punch in the neck. For months, arguments in favor of the huge new trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership have fallen flat with the public. His "hit parade of failed arguments" gives the deal an air of desperation.

The Average Hipster Employs 27 Slaves Each Day. Here's How To Change That

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

Updated on May 7, 2015; 12:30 p.m. EST. Hipsters may value social progress, but their coffee habits say otherwise. That's according to the team ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Committee Decides Child Slavery Is An Issue, After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate committee writing up legislation to advance President Barack Obama's trade agenda agreed Wednesday evening that there should ...

Elise Foley

Senators Don't Address Forced Labor Provision In Trade Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new trade bill from Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is notable in part for what it doesn't do: close an exception th...

A Shocking Trip To A Brick Factory Pushed This Nobel Peace Prize Winner To Fight Child Slavery

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

When Kailash Satyarthi was 26 years old, he left his career as an electrical engineer to pursue a more pressing challenge -- the fight against exploit...

Here's What's Being Done To Get Child Laborers Working 16-Hour Days Off Of U.S. Tobacco Fields

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact

Advocates are speaking out on behalf of child workers' health and well-being after a bill that would have regulated Virginia's tobacco farming industr...

Obamas Honor Work Of 12-Year-Old Child Slave Turned Activist During India Trip

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact

Promoting gender equality was vital in President Obama's message to India, so it made sense that a 12-year-old female activist who has overcome incred...

How 'Harry Potter' Fans Won Their War Against Child Labor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

The fictional world of "Harry Potter" has made a profound impact on human rights in Muggle society. And it used chocolate to do it. Warner Bros...

Improving the Lives of Farm Workers in Mexico: A Shared Responsibility

Fair Trade USA | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

There are still many challenges, but a lot has changed already -- just in the last 10 years child labor has become almost unheard of on many of the bigger export farms, and more groups are now complying with Mexican labor laws. But of course, more can be done.

Getting Afghan Girls Off Weaving Looms and Into Schools

Skoll Foundation | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

According to the International Labour Organization, there are 168 million child laborers, forced to sacrifice their youth and their education. In Afghanistan, UNICEF estimates that as many as one in three school-age children are put to work, many of them weaving rugs for Western retailers.

An Open Letter to Business Owners Everywhere: You Can Do Better

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

As the founder of a marketing consultancy that focuses on social change, I work with my fair share of nonprofits. My team builds awareness around issues like lack of access to healthcare and clean water.

85 Million Children Work in Dangerous Conditions: Are Governments Fulfilling Their Promise to Prevent This?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

In countries around the world, kids work in gold mines, salt mines, and stone quarries--while millions more toil in fields, factories, or construction sites.

Children's Right to Education: Where Does the World Stand?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

In Mexico, one out of every two teenagers won't finish high school. In India, only a third of students get their high school diploma. Even in the U.S., around 5500 high schoolers will drop out before the end of the day.

Taking Action Against Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

Anti-Slavery Day was created by Act of Parliament in order to raise awareness of modern slavery and help mobilize efforts to eliminate all forms of slavery.

Children Are Sacred

Ana Nance | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Ana Nance

Most of this fast-growing, urban center of now over a million of Amerindian people was formed by migrant workers who came here to seek a better fortune. 'Cholitas' are Aymara women who have come to the city, and are also known for breaking social barriers.

Kailash, the Other Hero

Monique Villa | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Monique Villa

Kailash has dedicated over 30 years of his life to the fight against human trafficking. At the age of 26 he gave up a promising career as an electrical engineer to fight child slavery, a crime that affects millions of children across India.

The Radical Images of Lewis Hine, Documentary Photographer

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Perhaps the most successful documentary photographer in American history was Lewis Hine, who was born 140 years ago this week. He may be less well-known than other muckraking journalists of his generation, but his work was a key part of the Progressive Era reform movement that made America a more humane society.

How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

We either have to collectively decide that we'll hold onto our current products as long as we can until the promise of sustainable manufacturing is made, or to line up like cattle for the next level of expensive gadgets made possible by a tremendous amount of human suffering.

Free at Last: My Stroll with the CNN Freedom Project

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Ebenezar Wikina

CNN has a freedom project that has been dedicated to fighting modern-day slavery since 2002, and considering the fact that child labour is one dominant form of slavery in this generation, I decided to interview CNN Executive Editor Mr. Leif Coorlim.

The Harrowing Story Of A Former Indian Street Child

OWN | Posted 08.21.2014 | OWN

When Satender Sharma was 13 years old, he had to make a frightening choice: continuing living with his abusive father, or run away and attempt to surv...