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Child Labor

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...

The Horrific Reality That Americans Don't Know About

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

I can't help but think that if we were all better educated about child labor, maybe the demand would slow for such inexpensive goods. ...

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...