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Child Labor

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.

Dave Jamieson

What You Didn't Hear At Obama's Cesar Chavez Event

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

President Obama visited Keene, Calif., on Monday to pay tribute to famed civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, while trying to shore up support ...

Christina Wilkie

Major Restaurant Settles Child Labor Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Ruby Tuesday agreed on Wednesday to pay $158,000 to settle charges that the national restaurant chain violated Massachusetts child labor laws, as well...

LOOK: Faces Of Child Labor

Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

Though it may seem a barbaric practice of the past, child labor is still alive and well in the U.S. and around the world, and international efforts to...

Educating the World - No More Excuses

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Gordon Brown

Education across the world must be a priority for us all -- an economic and of course a moral necessity. The challenge is not insurmountable; we know how to build schools and how to train teachers. And so the time for excuses is over, and action must begin today.

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 Needy Rich: Always Wanting Something to Help Them Get Ahead

Pat LaMarche | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

The story of poverty in this country is a story of people who work but don't earn enough to provide for themselves and their families, as well as the story of disadvantaged people who cannot work and others who cannot find jobs.

The Most Dangerous Place in the World to Be a Girl

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

UN statistics revealed that females in India are nearly twice as likely as males to die before the age of five. Experts said the figures reflect widespread discrimination against girls, ranging from neglect, malnutrition, and denial of medical treatment.

New Evidence In Boy's Tragic Story (PHOTO)

Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

The image is heartbreaking: An 11-year-old boy, his right arm in a sling and a look of surprised sadness on his face. The 1912 photograph of a boy...

Are You Willing To Pay More For Goods To Keep Kids Out Of Factories?

Diana Mao | Posted 09.14.2012 | Impact
Diana Mao

I have often wondered about the scalability of fair trade. It all boils down to how much the consumer is willing sacrifice and pay. Are consumers wi...

Parents Defend Child Farm Labor: There's Always A Risk In Life'

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

FULTS, Ill. (AP) — As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming. ...

5 Ways You Can Join The Fight To End Child Labor

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact

Though “childhood” typically conjures up images of running around the playground and learning the fundamentals in grade school, for 215 million ki...

Child Labor and Agribusiness Churn Washington's Food Fight

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Child farmworker struggles are symptoms of a blight that's buried by the spin of corporate agriculture: the politics of the food system are spoiled rotten.

GRAPHIC: What's Made Using Child Or Slave Labor?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

It's hard to believe, but true: Still today, many everyday products from around the globe are the result of child and slave labor, according to a 2011...

Elise Foley

GOP Senate Candidate Makes ANOTHER Nazi Reference

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- West Virginia Republican Senate candidate John Raese, who previously compared smoking bans to forcing Jews to wear the Star of David und...

Dave Jamieson

White House Caves On Controversial Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing political pressure from Republicans and farming groups, the White House has decided to scrap rules proposed last year that would ...

U.S. To Investigate 'Slave-Like Conditions' In Sugar Industry

AP | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The U.S. government is looking into allegations that Dominican sugar growers use child labor and keep workers in ...

A Girl's Prayer

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

In many ways I have protected all of my children from the human rights work that I do, especially the anti-trafficking efforts. I have tried to insulate them from the violence that is part of my every day reality.

Citing "Tradition," Big Ag Fights Reforms for Child Farmworkers

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Child labor is a symptom of a monstrous blight across the food system: consumers relish cheap prices and companies reap profits, and workers pay the human cost.

Reports: Police Rescue 13-Year-Old Starving Maid

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

NEW DELHI -- News reports say Indian police have rescued a 13-year-old maid who was locked up by her employers in their apartment with little food and...