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Chinese police have released 92 young kids and two women kidnapped by a human-trafficking gang and arrested 301 suspects.
The sad, unintended consequence of publications like these is that they will skew the debate on small-scale gold mining away from the real issue: legalisation. On September 13, Janine Morna published an article on Think Africa Press to accompany the
Since 2000 the number of child labourers worldwide has dropped by one-third, from 248 million to 168 million, according to new statistics just released by the International Labour Organization (ILO). While the progress is encouraging, the number of
Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities to provide an explanation. "I have some misunderstandings with police. Ring the alarm if you don't hear from me," he is reported to have said in a phone call to friends before he went silent. His
A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Marking progress against child labour, says that the global number of
The U.N. labor agency says the number of child laborers involved in hazardous work dropped by half to 85 million from 2000 to 2012, but the rate of progress isn't fast enough to meet the world's goal of reaching zero by 2016. The International Labor
The goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016 agreed by the international community might not be met, warns the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new report on Monday. Even though the global number of child labourers has
The United Nations and the African Union have agreed to strengthen protection of conflict-affected children in Africa, where despite progress, grave child rights violations including under-age recruitment, continue. As the African Union is taking a
One hot summer morning in Monrovia, Liberia, I came across a group of young men who had been snatched from their classrooms by paramilitary groups and turned into child soldiers. They had been drugged and forced to rape, torture and kill people.
We will continue to take appropriate measures to ensure all labour practices are of an internationally [recognised] ethical standard." The GLP aims to help address child labour and forced labour in the industry. It is expected to help TUF strengthen