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Treaty Calls On 50 Countries To End Slavery Among Millions

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ratifying a treaty to end forced labour will free millions of people trapped in modern slavery, the Inte...

Report: Quality Education Is Key To Ending Child Labor

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

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

How Can Sports Help to Promote Youth Employment?

Matthieu Cognac | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Matthieu Cognac

Understanding how soft skills that can be developed through sports -- for example ethics, attitudes and communications -- are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability.

New Internet Plug-In Blocks Out Clothing Products Made By Child Laborers

Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact

You can now add to your online cart knowing that you're not adding to the global problem of child labor. A recently-launched internet plug-in calle...

The Belo Monte Dam: An Environmental Crime

Bianca Jagger | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

Three thousand kilometres north of the Rio +20 summit, and unbeknownst to most of its participants, the Brazilian government is carrying out an objectionable project: a series of dams in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

UN Agency: 'Austerity Has Not Produced More Economic Growth'

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

* U.N. agency blames austerity, tough reforms for crisis * Says employment not back to pre-crisis levels til 2016 * Esti...

WATCH: Calle 13 Against Human Trafficking

Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices

After sweeping this year's Latin Grammys with a record nine awards, Calle 13 is turning to humanitarian causes. Calle 13 has created a partnership...

Silencing a Blogger

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Why physically eliminate an individual who writes uncomfortable truths if you can annul them with the red pen of the censor? Why kill them if you have all the tools to tame them?

Babu's Story: A Child Worker In The Shipyards Of Bangladesh

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

For many of the children here, the idea that they shouldn't work is an entirely foreign concept. Despite laws in Bangladesh restricting child labor, the reality is starkly different.