If we have learned anything from the fight against modern slavery, it is that addressing the issue takes extensive time, resources and long-term commitments.
Children working on family farms is often mistaken for harmful child labour.
The firms that do worst on the environment and human slavery in the 2023 Chocolate Scorecard are those whose mission statements extend to little more than making chocolate.
While it may be challenging for organizations to manage all the activities within their global supply chains, there are best practices they can adopt to prevent modern slavery.
The negative effects of conflict on human capital – particularly nutrition, health and education – are larger than commonly thought.
Employing children as waste pickers lowers costs but exposes them to hazards.
Coltan is indispensable to the making of modern electronic devices but its mining causes human and environmental disasters in the DR Congo.
Are the eggs you’re buying this Easter good for cocoa farmers, kids and the Earth – or actually doing harm? Our 2022 scorecard of the big brands can help you buy better than before.
Emerging evidence shows that, for young people, the effects of COVID on education have already been devastating.
Actions you can take to ensure modern slavery and child exploitation are not a part of your Christmas.
Cocoa buyers and chocolate manufacturers still use various strategies to deflect when the issue of child slavery is raised
Child labour rates, and potentially other sensitive subjects, are not being measured accurately
DNA testing for cocoa beans could fight slavery and child labour.
Child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking are serious problems. Misinformation is harming efforts to combat them.
What happens over the next four years in Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration could have a lasting impact on how childhood is understood and experienced in the United States and beyond.
In Ghana and elsewhere in Africa, NGO policies directing children’s welfare ignore indigenous knowledge on childhood, and how it can aid the sustainable implementation of interventions.
Some caregivers reported seeing improvements in their children’s schoolwork and behaviour at school.
Companies can’t verify that their source didn’t involve artisanal mining. A discussion over responsible sourcing strategies and practices is needed.
The fact that there’s a growing number of child vendors means government interventions for vulnerable children aren’t reaching everyone in need.
Public relations is a form of manipulation, used to shift public opinion. It is expressly designed to benefit the organization wielding it, something we’d be wise to remember during the pandemic.