child labour

 
Ghana accused of using child labour in mines
Ghana accused of using child labour in mines
Ghana’s mining industry has been benefiting from child labour in unlicensed mines, Human Rights Watch has said, after conducting field observations in the in the Western, Central and Ashanti Regions....
Eritrea 'tortured, enforced child labour' - UN report
Eritrea 'tortured, enforced child labour' - UN report
The year-long United Nations report says the abuses by the Eritrean government were on a “scope and scale seldom witnessed...
R3.30 an hour: De Doorns child labour probed
R3.30 an hour: De Doorns child labour probed
Following allegations of child labour on a grape and mushroom farm in the Hex Valley, outside De Doorns, investigators have also...
[Video]Child workers in danger on US tobacco farms
[Video]Child workers in danger on US tobacco farms
HRW documents the shocking conditions on tobacco farms in the US, where child workers are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides and other dangers.
Zimbabwe's ailing economy fuels child labour
Zimbabwe's ailing economy fuels child labour
The company closures, downsizings and retrenchments that have led to the demise of Zimbabwe's manufacturing sector in the past decade, and...
Children are exposed to a minefield of labour, mercury for the sake of gold
Children are exposed to a minefield of labour, mercury for the sake of gold
Human Rights Watch has called on the government of Tanzania, along with donor organisations and gold companies, to take urgent action to curb the...
[Video]Child miners: 'I do it to afford schoolbooks and uniforms'
[Video]Child miners: 'I do it to afford schoolbooks and uniforms'
Children as young as eight face toxic gas, mercury poisoning and death in Tanzania's illegal mines.
UN unveils plans to eliminate child labour by 2020
UN unveils plans to eliminate child labour by 2020
Warning that "current trends are ... of great concern" the UN says there will still be about 190-million child labourers in eight...
Nestle vows to intensify fight against child labour
Nestle vows to intensify fight against child labour
The Fair Labour Association (FLA), a Washington-based civil society organisation, said on Friday its investigation into the worl's largest food...
Balancing the forces of commerce
Balancing the forces of commerce
I was recently invited by two Harvard colleagues to make a guest appearance in their course on globalisation. 'I have to tell you,” one of them...
Up to 40 000 Malian children used as miners
Up to 40 000 Malian children used as miners
Between 20 000 and 40 000 children work in artisanal gold mines in Mali, Africa's third-largest producer of the precious metal, Human...

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