child labour

 
Mercury rising: Gold mining’s toxic side effect
Mercury rising: Gold mining’s toxic side effect
Across Africa, from Mali to Tanzania to Zimbabwe, millions of people, including children, work in small gold mines. Artisanal and small-scale gold...
Children exploited in custom videos
Children exploited in custom videos
Chinese Taobao vendors selling customised online photo and video messages that feature African children have faced criticism because it is seen as...
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...

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