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Child Labor

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...

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 ...

India Must Ban Child Labor

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Pressure is mounting on the Indian Parliament to end child labor after 150,000 Indians signed an abolition petition demanding an immediate change in the child labor laws.

Child Sweatshop Workers Forced To Work 19-Hour Days For Christmas Decorations

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

A raid on an Indian sweatshop freed 14 children -- some as young as 8 years old -- who had been kept in slave-like conditions making Christmas decorat...

The Delhi 14

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Just 72 hours ago in the Indian capital of Delhi 14 children were freed from slave labour. They were being held in dark, insanitary conditions and forced to work for up to 15 hours a day making Christmas decorations.

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.