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ILAB – Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Source: www.dol.gov

The Department of Labor’s annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor focuses on the efforts of 144 U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs. The report presents:

  • Findings on the prevalence and sectoral distribution of the worst forms of child labor in each country.
  • Country-specific suggestions for government action (since 2010).
  • Individual country assessments that identify where Significant, Moderate, Minimal, or No Advancement has been made (since 2011).

To see a selection of the reports, click here.

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Ad Puts Children ‘On Sale’ To Raise Child Labor Awareness

This ad campaign by KBS+P for World Vision Canada aims to drive home the poignant message that ‘No child should ever be for sale’, via the use of satire. 

The first two videos, of the ‘No Child For Sale’ campaign, shows a child that is far from his/her teenage years, toiling away at the sewing machine or working hard at a ‘construction site’. 

The presenters tell the audience that these children are ‘for sale’ and can work for up to 16 or 18 hours a day. The ads remind us that what we see is pretty much the same fate that some unfortunate children in the world face on a daily basis.

Source: designtaxi.com

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Blood in the Mobile – film review

“A hardhitting documentary that shows us the appalling price paid in Africa to sate our obession for mobile phones” writes Peter Bradshaw.


There could hardly be anything more contemporary than a movie about the mobile phones to which we are all addicted, and the dirty little secret of their manufacture.


They all require the mineral coltan for electronic components, much of which is mined in a lawless eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Children of the Congo who risk their lives to supply our mobile phones

You handle conflict minerals every time you use your mobile phone – but business has the power to change the situation, says filmmaker Frank Piasecki Poulsen

In unsafe mines deep underground in eastern Congo, children are working to extract minerals essential for the electronics industry. The profits from the minerals finance the bloodiest conflict since the second world war; the war has lasted nearly 20 years and has recently flared up again.

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Taliban Survivor, Malala Visits Nigeria To Campaign For Chibok Girls

Pakistani rights activist, Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by Taliban a few years ago for campaigning for girl child education, arrived Abuja, Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday July 13, to raise her voice in the demand to release the kidnapped Chibok girls.

 

Malala, who will celebrate her 17th year birthday on Monday, met with relatives of the more than 200 kidnapped girls who were kidnapped by militant group, Boko Haram, from a school at Chibok in April.

Some of the parents broke down into tears as Malala spoke at a hotel in the capital Abuja on Sunday.

“I can see those girls as my sisters … and I’m going to speak up for them until they are released,” said Malala.

Source: www.channelstv.com