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We must fight the scourge of child domestic labour

More than 17-million children around the world are involved in domestic labour. The recent death of 17-year-old Salome Zacharia in Tanzania highlights their plight

Go figure how women make a difference

At the current rate of progress, it will take more than 200 years to achieve gender equality and female empowerment at work

The high price of cigarettes

Child labour and other rights abuses on Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms

Mercury rising: Gold mining’s toxic side effect

Across Africa, from Mali to Tanzania to Zimbabwe, millions of people, including children, work in dangerous gold mines.

Children exploited in custom videos

Chinese vendors have been selling videos of African children advertising products and sending messages amid criticisms of child exploitation

Ghana accused of using child labour in mines

Human Rights Watch has released a shocking report alleging that unlicensed mines in Ghana are profiting heavily from child labour.

Eritrea ‘tortured, enforced child labour’ – UN report

The Eritrean government may have committed crimes against humanity and was responsible for systematic human rights abuses, cites a UN report.

R3.30 an hour: De Doorns child labour probed

The Department of Labour is investigating allegations of child labour on a farm in the Hex Valley, outside De Doorns.

Malala Yousafzai challenges world leaders to ‘do better’

In an open letter to world leaders ahead of receiving her Nobel Peace Prize, activist Malala Yousafzai asks world leaders to raise their ambition.

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

Unicef estimates that 13% of Zimbabwean children are engaged in child labour, a problem spurred by the demise of the country's manufacturing sector.

Children are exposed to a minefield of labour, mercury for the sake of gold

Thousands of children are working in small-scale Tanzanian gold mines, with many using or being exposed to mercury, a new report says.

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

The UN will announce plans to eliminate child labour by 2020 after research showed growth in developing nations would not greatly reduce the numbers.

Nestle vows to intensify fight against child labour

Nestle has pledged to redouble efforts to stop child labour after research showed the practice was rife on its supplying Cote d'Ivoire cocoa farms.

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