Nations from around the world and child welfare advocates from many countries are supporting international treaties and initiatives designed to increase protections for child workers.
By: Michele Kelemen December 20, 2011 Delly Mawazo Sesete wants American consumers to know what is in their smart phones, computers and other electronics and where U.S. companies like Apple are getting those rare metals. Sesete says that, without knowing, consumers in the U.S. could be fueling conflicts in Eastern Congo. The human rights activist [...]
Agence France-Presse UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Tuesday a resolution against recruitment of child soldiers, pressing nations to halt the abuse of children including rape and attacks on schools. In its report on child soldiers last year, the United Nations for the first time named military forces and rebel groups [...]
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 [...]
AFP [from Dawn.com April 2011]: NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Monday banned travelling circuses from employing children and ordered the government to conduct raids on all performing companies to rescue minors. The court edict followed a petition lodged by a children’s rights group that has lobbied for full implementation of Indian child labour laws, [...]