Fast Facts

Child Labor & Brick Making

According to U.S. DOL/ILAB, bricks are produced by child labor in 15 countries: Afghanistan,


In Cambodia,  52 per cent of children aged between seven and 14 work—over 1.4 million

A 2005 survey by NCL found that 96% of those Americans surveyed would not let their own children


Between 1995 and 2010, the U.S. Congress appropriated approximately $780 million to the U.S.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

193 countries have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The United States has


The proportion of children who live in countries that have not yet ratified ILO Convention 182 (on


6 in 10 child laborers work in agriculture, most commonly as unpaid workers on family

Sub-Saharan Africa

While many areas of the world are experiencing some progress in reducing child labor, Sub-Saharan

Hazardous work

Levels of hazardous work seem to be dropping for girls but not for