Ghana. In 1999, the ILO estimated that 1 in 8 children in Ghana worked between the ages of 10 and 14. Many children work as unpaid workers on farms, including cocoa plantations. Children have also been found working in mines, quarries, and in fishing, street vending, and domestic labor.
Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign Welcomes Hershey’s Announcement to Source 100% Certified Cocoa by 2020
[News from the Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign:] Coalition urges Hershey and all chocolate companies to go 100% Fair Trade The Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign (www.raisethebarhershey.org) welcomed today’s announcement from the Hershey Co. (HSY) that it will be certifying 100 percent of its cocoa by 2020 and urged the chocolate giant to go 100 [...]
FBR Staff Writer Published 31 January 2012 The Hershey Company, the US-based chocolate manufacturer, plans to invest $10m over the next five years in West Africa, in programs to lower child labor and improve farming communities, as a part of its plan to reinforce cocoa sustainability efforts. The company plans to work with experts in agriculture, [...]
Source: GNA [from Ghana Web] Akyem Swedru, July 6, GNA – The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is implementing a programme dubbed: 93Cocoa Community Project” (CCP) to eliminate the worst forms of Child Labour in Cocoa growing communities across the country. The project is titled: 93Towards Child Labour Free Cocoa Growing Communities in Cote D’lvoire and [...]
ACCRA, Ghana—Ghanaian police say they have rescued 116 children who were forced into child labor in the country’s Volta Lake area. Human Trafficking Unit leader Superintendent Patience Quaye said Friday that police found parents in fishing communities who had sold children as young as four years old for sums as low as 150 Ghana cedis [...]
The Payson Center’s Report can be downloaded here: http://childlabor-payson.org–Reid] West African children still exploited to make chocolate By Marco Chown Oved Associated Press Updated: 10/08/2010 09:06:06 AM CDT ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — West Africa’s cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using forced child labor despite nearly a decade of efforts to eliminate the practices, according [...]