Posts Tagged ‘child labour’

‘Environment friendly’ electric cars exploit 40,000 child mine workers

Monday, July 18th, 2022

China is exploiting children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in its cobalt mines. They’re being forced to work under hazardous conditions to mine the cobalt that powers electronic devices and electric cars. “On the backs of trafficked workers and child labourers, China exploits the vast cobalt resources of the DRC to fuel its Read more

Pope’s appeal – protect children from exploitation

Monday, June 15th, 2020

“Every effort” should be made to protect children from exploitation “which deprives boys and girls of their childhood and which jeopardizes their integral development”, says Pope Francis. Children’s situations have been made worse because of “the current health emergency situation,” Francis says. Many children and young people are “forced into jobs that are inadequate for Read more

No back to school fun for child labourers

Monday, February 10th, 2020

It’s that special time of the year again for New Zealand kids as they start heading back to school. And for those who have discovered the fun of learning, school is an adventure! But for millions of working children worldwide, the adventures of a new school year remain but a dream. Sadly, these children will Read more

No school days for working children

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Ukraine Government

For millions of children worldwide the adventures of attending school remain but a dream. Sadly, these children will never learn to read or write. They will not acquire computer skills. They will not experience singing in chorus, going on field trips, or playing at recess. Their classrooms will be sweatshops, farm fields, and battlefields. Their Read more

Pope: Girls in particular harmed by plague of child labour

Friday, June 14th, 2013

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, Wednesday rallied against the slavery of child labour calling it a “disgusting phenomenon that is constantly increasing, particularly in poor countries.” “There are millions of children, mostly young girls, who are victims of this hidden form of exploitation that often leads to sexual abuse, poor treatment and discrimination,” the Holy Read more

When is children’s work child labour?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

In Fiji more than 500 children are involved in the worst form of child labour according to a December 2010 summary of reports from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The work includes commercial sexual exploitation of children, drug trafficking, begging and hazardous work where children under the age of 15 are involved. On World Day Read more