According to ILAB, in 2000, nearly four million children between the ages of 7 and 14 years were working in Brazil, roughly 1 in 7 children in this age group.

CLC Co-Chair Dr. Lorretta Johnson’s Plenary Speech at the Brazil Child Labor Conference

October 16, 2013

Dr. Johnson (far right) pictured here with CLC members Jackie Starr, Norma Flores Lopez, Judy Gearhart, and Reid Maki (left to right) Child labor advocates from around the world were allowed to give four-minute plenary speeches during the 2013 Brazil Child Labor conference. Three members of the CLC gave speeches: Dr. Lorretta Johnson, Judy Gearhart, […]

Conflict and Economic Downturn Cause Global Increase in Reported Child Labor Violations- 40% of Countries now rated ‘extreme risk’ by Maplecroft

May 1, 2012

Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Philippines expose companies to high levels of supply chain risk An annual study by risk analysis firm Maplecroft has revealed that 76 countries now pose ‘extreme’ child labour complicity risks for companies operating worldwide, due to worsening global security and the economic downturn. This constitutes an increase of more than […]

More than 1 million Children ages 10 to 14 still Forced by Poverty to work in Brazil

December 28, 2011

By Associated Press SAO PAULO — A newspaper says that despite the economic advances achieved by Brazil over the past few years, children from low-income families are still forced to work in Latin America’s biggest country. The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper says Wednesday that its analysis of preliminary 2010 census figures compiled by Brazil’s government […]

Child Labor in Brazil, an Overview Article

November 17, 2010

Press Release: Council on Hemispheric Affairs Made in Brazil: Confronting Child Labor by COHA Research Associate Sonja Salzburger “To force a child to work is to steal the future of that child” – Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva1 While Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has made significant efforts to reduce child […]

Brazil’s Bolsa Família How to get children out of jobs and into school The limits of Brazil’s much admired and emulated anti-poverty programme

July 26, 2010

ELDORADO, SÃO PAULO STATE THREE generations of the Teixeira family live in three tiny rooms in Eldorado, one of the poorest favelas (slums) of Greater São Paulo, the largest city in the Americas. The matriarch of the family, Maria, has six children; her eldest daughter, Marina, has a toddler and a baby. Like many other […]