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Child Labor

How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Carl 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 08.21.2014 | 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...

The Global Crisis Of Child Labor, In 1 Map

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business

In much of the world, childhood means being forced to go to work. There are approximately 168 million child laborers around the world, according to...

Bolivia Is On The Verge Of Making It Legal To Work From Age 10

AP | PAOLA FLORES | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lo...

Samsung Suspends Ties With Supplier Accused Of Child Labor

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. The So...

The False Promise of an International Business and Human Rights Treaty

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Aaron Rhodes

Transnational or other corporations that exploit children need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and also punished by consumers.

Samsung Is Charged With Child Labor Violations -- Again

AP | By YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a pe...

Bolivia Passes Law To Allow 10-Year-Olds To Work

AP | Posted 07.05.2014 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's Congress has passed legislation to allow children as young age 10 to work as long as it does not interfere with the...

Tobacco Farmer To 'Daily Show': It's OK To Employ Kids In The Fields Because Society's 'Too Soft'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact

They’re too young to smoke cigarettes, and are still at that glorious age when they could go to summer camps, but thousands of kids across the U.S. ...

Shrimp Supply Tainted With Modern Slavery: Why Global Business Transparency Is Needed

Katie Shay | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Katie Shay

Americans love shrimp. In fact, we love it so much that we eat it more than any other seafood, and almost more than tuna and salmon combined. However, that love comes with a price -- and a steep one at that.

Let's Work Together to Get Every Child in School by the End of 2015

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

While the world promised that by the end of next year every single child would be at school, the total figure for children who are being deprived not just of an education but of the oxygen of opportunity was 57 million last year.

The Key To Ending Child Labor Is Helping Poor Families So Kids Aren't Forced To Work

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact

The number of child laborers worldwide is finally on the decline, but there are still 168 million too many kids being forced to work around the world....

This World Cup Let's Work to End Child Labor

Gary Stahl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Gary Stahl

The concern with protecting Brazilian children and adolescents from child labor during the World Cup is both legitimate and necessary.

Tens of Thousands of Haitian Children Are Trapped in Child Labor Nightmare

Anick Supplice Dupuy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Anick Supplice Dupuy

As the sun sets in the West, the sea beyond Port-au-Prince turns a dreamy orange. This view of the ocean from Haiti's downtown capital can seem tranquil, but for tens of thousands of restavek children dusk marks a deepening nightmare.

These Children Do Backbreaking Labor Instead Of Going To School

AP | ESTHER HTUSAN | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Early every morning, 11-year-old Chit Toke wakes up in the small bamboo shack beside a creek where his family lives. In the n...

Child Labor Spikes After Super Typhoon

AP | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nation's labor agency says a study has found more children toiling in harsh and dangerous work in Philippine v...

We Must Cut the Issue of Child Labor From Its Roots

Thomas Chandy | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Thomas Chandy

India, unfortunately, remains at the spotlight with the highest number of child laborers in the world -- an estimated 12.6 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are engaged as laborers.

Harrowing Photos Of Syrian Child Refugees Capture A Generation Lost To War

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

The harrowing struggle for survival is not over for more than 1.1 million children who have fled Syria's devastating war. Thousands now carry the burd...

Politicians (and Lobbyists) Condone Children Working in America's Tobacco Fields

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

The Obama administration has tried to stop kids under age 16 from working in tobacco fields, but extraordinary pressure from tobacco state legislators, tobacco companies and lobbyists succeeded in keeping regulation from seeing the light of day.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Makeup

Justin Dillon | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Justin Dillon

It's mildly ironic that my son is too young to watch Indiana Jones, but can comprehend actual footage of child mining without any difficulty. Regardless of age restrictions, he is learning that life's true adventures are non-fiction.

What Syrian Child Refugees 'Working The Streets' In Lebanon Really Means

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Khaled, an 11-year-old Syrian boy living in Beirut, often works until 4 am begging partygoers for money. He's one of countless refugee children in the...

Tough Mothers, Nobody's Slave

Deborah Swiss | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

As we commemorate International Women's Day on March 8, it's an opportunity to take action and end the human trafficking that still exists today.

The Disposability of Boys

Cameron Conaway | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

The UN's recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed again...

The Awful Conditions Slaves And Child Laborers Face In India Are Worse Than You Ever Imagined

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact

During the largest firsthand investigation into slavery and child labor, a group of Harvard researchers documented more than 3,000 cases of forced lab...