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Child Labor

Electively Induced Labor: Remember, For Babies' Sake, Every Week Counts

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

With the breakneck pace so many people live these days, there's a temptation to press for more certainty about exactly when baby arrives. But when it comes to giving birth, it's best in the vast majority of cases to follow a natural course.

WATCH: Child Photographers Document Lives Of Children In Niger

Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

In Niger, a group of children assumed roles as advocacy journalists last week, taking to the streets armed with digital cameras and the objective of t...

Christina Wilkie

With Child Labor Bill, Eva Longoria the Latest Hispanic Actor to Lobby Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

It’s amazing what an A-list celebrity can do to a well-meaning child labor bill. On Thursday, Eva Longoria hit Capitol Hill, where she injected a...

What We Can Do on World Day Against Child Labor

Bama Athreya | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Bama Athreya

Along with transnational corporations, some major investors and industry associations have called on Uzbekistan to halt the use of forced child labor.

World Day Against Child Labor

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.12.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

On June 12, the international non-profit Lotus Outreach will celebrate 400 child workers in India who enrolled in school for the first time in their lives.

The Creeping Rollback Of Child-Labor Laws

Time | Adam Cohen | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The government has not had a lot of ideas for what to do about the nation's anemic job market, but there are troubling signs that one old idea is star...

Dave Jamieson

Maine Teen Labor Law A Boon To Businesses

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paul LePage, Maine's Republican governor, signed into law Tuesday a watered-down version of a controversial bill that would have rolled ...

Ghana Police Rescue 116 Children From Forced Labor

AP | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

ACCRA, Ghana — Ghanaian police say they have rescued 116 children who were forced into child labor in the country's Volta Lake area. Human Traf...

Every Mother's Greatest Wish: A Better Future for Their Kids

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

GATE provides educational scholarships, including school fees, uniforms, text books, bicycles, lunch and boarding, to over 600 at-risk and exploited young girls in Cambodia.

Dave Jamieson

Minimum Wage, Labor Investigations Targets Of Missouri Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Missouri business leaders presented lawmakers with a six-point plan they said would bring jobs to the state during to...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Backs Loosening State's Child Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is backing changes to the state's child labor laws, arguing that starting work young paid off for him. "I ...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Paul LePage Under Fire For 'Roll Back' Of Child Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national advocacy group fighting for the rights of lower-wage workers has a new ad out criticizing Maine's governor for trying to loos...

Labor and the LGBT Community

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

Labor rights is an LGBT issue. Showing up to help labor in their current struggle is not an act of altruism, it is the satisfaction of a reciprocal obligation.

Amanda Terkel

Maine GOP Looking To Loosen Child Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Far from places like Ohio and Wisconsin, Maine has become a new battleground in the labor fight. Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently sparked t...

Eva Longoria Calls Attention To Plight Of Child Laborers

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Eva Longoria says she wants to be the voice of thousands of silent children working in deplorable conditions around the wo...

How Your Carpet Choice Can Improve Child Labor Standards

Julia Moulden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Julia Moulden

How can you tell if that gorgeous handmade rug you have your eye on (or that's underfoot right now) was made without child labour?

"The Triangle Fire": An American Tragedy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"The Triangle Fire" is the story of an event that changed lives as well as people's attitudes. The fact that over one hundred and fifty people had to die to gain these advances is a tragedy within itself.

This Isn't Deficit Control. It's Assault.

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

This isn't "fiscal responsibility" or "deficit control." It's about the most bald-faced assault on America's middle class I've ever seen.

Ivory Coast President Kept In Power By Chocolate

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Some of the cocoa in that Valentine's Day chocolate probably came from a West African country where the man in power for a decade...

Valentine's Chocolate Please, Hold the Child Labor

Regina Varolli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

The worst forms of child labor, even children that have been trafficked into slavery, are prevalent in the growing and harvesting of cacao in West Africa.

U.S. Senator: Federal Child Labor Laws Are Unconstitutional

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freshman Tea Party-backed Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) recently offered a provocative interpretation of the Constitution he holds so dear, arguing that f...

What Knot To Do

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

GoodWeave is ending child trafficking and slavery by certifying that the rugs and carpets under our feet are not woven or knotted by little hands.

A Program in Ghana Works to End Slavery in Mining Industry

Free The Slaves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Free The Slaves

A project, titled Community Resistance to Slavery and Forced Labor (CRSFL), helps vulnerable communities organize and create community-based action plans to eradicate slavery.

PHOTOS: 13 Products Most Likely To Be Made By Child Or Forced Labor

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of our most basic purchases are produced by children. Though hard data is scant, it's estimated that there are 115 million children worldwide in ...

Protecting Children and Workers Around the Globe

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

As a nation and as members of the global community, we reject the proposition that it is acceptable to pursue economic gain through the exploitation of human beings. No nation does, nor should get ahead, at the peril of its workers.