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Child Labor

What's Your Slavery Footprint? There's an App for That

Mehroz Baig | Posted 02.10.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Supply chains for products are hard to keep track of, and if companies aren't investing time, money, and energy in ensuring a clean supply chain, our consumerism continues to support labor exploitation.

‘I Want to Be President' - Malawi's Little Voices Against Child Labor

Nadine Osseiran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nadine Osseiran

When you talk of Malawi, many people think: "Oh, yes the country where Madonna adopted two children." The southeastern African country did also make...

7 Things To Know About Fair Trade

Christine Prois | Posted 12.19.2013 | Impact
Christine Prois

Which would you purchase? A white shirt made in Indonesia selling for $14.99 with a "designer label" or a white shirt made in Indonesia for $25 which has a fair trade designation? Why do you think there is such a discrepancy?

Child Labour Is No Child's Play

Guy Ryder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Guy Ryder

Child labour is a global problem that needs a response from all sides. This means measures to help reduce poverty, improve education, enforce laws, improve employment prospects for adults and ensure there are no benefits in employing children under working age.

Officials Urge Faster Progress On Eliminating Child Labor

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business

GENEVA -- The number of children doing hazardous work dropped by half to 85 million from 2000 to 2012, but the rate of progress isn't fast enough to m...

Dave Jamieson

How Did Old Navy Jeans End Up In A Factory Employing 12-Year-Olds?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Faced with footage of Bangladeshi girls as young as 12 working on jeans with "Old Navy" labels, Old Navy's parent company, Gap Inc., say...

WATCH: This Video Will Make You Never Want To Buy Hanes Again

upworthy.com | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Sometimes I wish there were a heaven, because I really think one of the questions from St. Peter should be: "What did you do to help change things tha...

Jessica Prois

More States Get Serious About Human Trafficking

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

Updated: Aug. 15, 6:50 p.m. EST Cindy McCain spoke out Wednesday not as a businesswoman or a politician's wife but as a modern-day abolitionist, fi...

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...

Is India a Better Place for Manufacturing Than China?

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

You would think that because India was formerly part of the British Empire and became an independent democracy, there would be less pollution and better working conditions than in China. Well, you would be wrong.

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 ...