Bangladeshi child labourers work at a balloon factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Consumers must demand products made under favourable working conditions.
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The food we eat and the products we use should not contribute to human misery. While companies hold some blame, so do consumers who avoid dealing with the consequences of their purchasing decisions.
Child labour is still endemic in Nigeria.
Middle-class Nigerians employ children in their homes for a range of reasons.
Trafficking is a very real threat for kids in Nigeria.
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An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
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Burmese fishermen raise their hands as they are asked who among them wants to go home. Human trafficking sometimes occurs in the seafood industry.
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Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the U.S., across the globe or just in certain industries.
Wind turbines at dusk.
Our energy supply underpins everything we do – so why is it exempt from the fair trade arguments used for food and clothing?
Policies must be put in place to reduce the number of working children in Nigeria.
About 15 million Nigerian children work - the highest rate in West Africa.
Ours is a land of plenty, but Australian businesses will be asked to identify and stop issues with modern slavery in their production or supply chain.
The Modern Slavery Bill presents an opportunity for companies to take seriously their obligation to identify, track and monitor potential problems in their operations and supply chain.
Jelena Dokic’s story draws attention to the disturbing problem of abuse and exploitation in elite child and adolescent sport.
Former tennis star Jelena Dokic's story of disturbing abuse suffered at the hands of her father raises alarm bells about children in elite sports.
Ngwe Thein says he was forced to work on a fishing trawler with inadequate food and little or no pay.
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Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.
Tanzanian children are kept out of school for a number of reasons.
Child labour in Tanzania is driven largely by poverty. More must be done to keep children in school so their skills aren't lost to the economy in the long run.
Unveiling of the completed “50 for Freedom” panel on the World Day Against Child Labour at the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva. June 12, 2015.
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Yes, there are more and more children working in Europe. An in-depth revision of the European directives on working youth is needed.
The number of child street hawkers is on the rise in Nigeria.
Children who hawk goods on their heads on Nigeria's streets face an array of health hazards and physical dangers. The government must take steps to reduce this practice.
Children’s labour entails both benefits and harm that should be assessed at the local level.
A more enlightened approach to child labour would listen to what children say about work, balance work and school, and enhance the flexibility and quality of schooling to cater for working children.
Over half of Australia’s imported goods come from the Asia Pacific, which has 78 million child labourers, including these three in a Bangladesh balloon factory.
The fragmentation of global production has dramatically increased the length and complexity of supply chains. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates that more than…