Posts Tagged ‘human rights violations’

‘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

Proposed Marriage Amendment aimed at preventing forced underage marriages

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Underage couples would need court approval to marry under a private members’ bill that aims to crack down on forced marriages. National List MP Jo Hayes said she believes forced marriages between teenagers are “slowly creeping into New Zealand society” and that the problem exists primarily in Pacific and Asian communities, where parents can pressure Read more

Violations in Central African Republic outrage bishops

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Africa’s Catholic bishops have expressed “shock and outrage” at human rights violations in the Central African Republic, where in recent months the social fabric has been “completely torn up”. One of the world’s poorest countries, the landlocked Central African Republic has an extremely low level of human development. The population of 5.2 million is 50 Read more