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Child Labor

LOOK: Are Delhi Police Promoting Child Labor?

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact

Advocates are up in arms over a New Delhi police ad that appears to promote child labor. The controversial quarter-page black-and-white ad, which w...

Wendy Robbins: Mission Possible

Wendy Robbins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Women
Wendy Robbins

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do something that will change your life in 72 hours. It will include questioning the status quo.

The Cost of Child Labor

Anne Goddard | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

As we continue to sensitize families about the long-term damage that child labor holds for their children, we as consumers can do more to insist on transparency and reform among those who are hiring these children in the first place.

Misplaced Indignation

Laura Merriman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Laura Merriman

If U.S. consumers can get riled up enough about Abercrombie & Fitch's lack of plus sizes to create a public relations crisis, why doesn't the death of over a thousand Bangladeshi mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons create a similar public outcry?

Underwear in the New Jerusalem

Michael Pettinger | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

Twenty dollars for two pair of grey, cotton boxer briefs. It seemed like a lot of money for so little cloth. Of course, I was mistaken.

Five Glimpses of Hope for Child Laborers

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

215 million. That's the number of children currently working, according to the International Labor Organization, as domestic workers, street vendors, beggars, washers, in both the semi-formal and informal sectors of the economy.

Skipping the First Step to End Child Labor?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

Laws are not enough to end child labor -- we see that every time a new factory is found filled with children who should be in school. But making progress against child labor must begin with banning it.

On World Day Against Child Labor, Activists Fight To Keep Kids Out Of Factories

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact

Across the globe, 215 million children spend their days toiling in dingy factories, scrubbing homes and sitting perched on street corners selling craf...

LOOK: Is This Fashion Spread Racist?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Black Voices

News Flash: Slavery is not and will never be in vogue! While most people don't need such an obvious reminder, this pointed message goes out to Aam...

Certified Justice

Dana Geffner | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC
Dana Geffner

In October 2012, when Hershey's announced it would "certify" all its cocoa by 2020, the corporate candy giant received lukewarm applause for finally publically acknowledging its sourcing of cocoa from plantations that exploit child labor.

Man Convicted Of Using Children As Slaves

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.25.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Some of the children were only in middle school when a former tennis pro from Africa faked immigration papers and brought them to Mich...

UNICEF: Quarter Of Congo's Children Not In School

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact

KINSHASA, Congo -- The United Nations Children's Fund says more than a quarter of Congolese children are not going to school, including 1.3 million in...

LOOK: The Children Who Work India's Rat-Hole Coal Mines

Agence France Presse | Ammu Kannampilly | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

Thirteen-year-old Sanjay Chhetri has a recurring fear: that one day, the dark, dank mine where he works will cave in and bury him alive.Like thousands...

Jail One Sex Trafficker, Save Thousands of Girls, Activists Say

Barbara Borst | Posted 04.19.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

More than 380 families lived for generations under a bridge southeast of downtown. Now scattered across the city, the families say that several children are missing and that they fear human traffickers have kidnapped them to sell their organs for profit.

Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

If we really want to end child labor and slavery in the West African cocoa industry, paying farmers half of a penny more per bar would go a long way in doing that.

Apple Discovers Underaged Workers At Factories

Reuters | Poornima Gupta and Noel Randewich | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

* Apple operations chief vows to eradicate child labor from industry * Apple says child labor, working hours tough challenges ...

India Must Ban Child Labor

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Pressure is mounting on the Indian Parliament to end child labor after 150,000 Indians signed an abolition petition demanding an immediate change in the child labor laws.

Child Sweatshop Workers Forced To Work 19-Hour Days For Christmas Decorations

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

A raid on an Indian sweatshop freed 14 children -- some as young as 8 years old -- who had been kept in slave-like conditions making Christmas decorat...

The Delhi 14

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Just 72 hours ago in the Indian capital of Delhi 14 children were freed from slave labour. They were being held in dark, insanitary conditions and forced to work for up to 15 hours a day making Christmas decorations.

A Child's Worth

Kristin Lindsey | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Kristin Lindsey

What determines a child's worth? Where they were born or the income they produce? Today, the average cost of a child slave is $90.

Company Kids Love Accused Of Violating Child Labor Laws

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* Pension fund could sue Hershey, directors * African cocoa sector uses forced labor, children -study * Whole Foods drop...

How Much Do You Know About Where Your Halloween Candy Comes From?

Kristen Howerton | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

My family is breaking up with commercial chocolate, or buying fair trade. I hope you will, too.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Baby Market

Christine Bader | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Christine Bader

We can't give these companies a free pass just because their stuff is cute, or trust that they have our best interests at heart because they're catering to our little bundles of joy.

I'm Not 12 Years Old, But Thanks For Asking...

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

So, next time you meet someone new, remember to be aware of your actions and aware of how said actions can impact others.

Obama Honors Farmworkers Just Months After Administration Jettisoned Key Farmworker Safety Rule

Rena Steinzor | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

President Obama honored farmworkers on Monday. But when the administration had the chance to actually take action to make agricultural work for young people safer, it caved to political pressure.