Stories tagged: child labor
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school
Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Study: Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a week
A new study says thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital’s slums are working an average of 64 hours a week.
Fri., June 29, 2012, 7:33 a.m.
Child labor still issue on Ivory Coast cocoa farms
ACCRA, Ghana — Children continue to work in hazardous conditions on farms that supply cocoa to Nestle in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producer, but the multinational company is …
Fri., April 27, 2012, 11:08 a.m.
Child labor groups upset farm rules being dropped
Child labor groups say they are stunned and disappointed that the Obama administration is backing off a plan to keep children from doing the most dangerous farm jobs.
Fri., March 28, 1997
Labor Activist Finds Abuse At Nike Plants In Vietnam Sneaker Manufacturer Launches Investigation Of Allegations
Teen-age girls paid 20 cents an hour to make $180 Nike sneakers are worked to exhaustion and fondled by their supervisors at Vietnam factories, a labor activist said Thursday. “Supervisors …
Sat., Feb. 15, 1997
Firms Ban Soccer Balls Manufactured By Kids
Nike, Reebok and several other sporting goods giants announced a campaign Friday to stop the production of soccer balls by Pakistani children who work 10 hours a day stitching them …
Fri., Nov. 15, 1996
Fireworks Factory Explosions Kills Child Workers
An explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in China killed 13 child laborers locked in a courtyard and injured 16 others, a Chinese news agency reported Thursday. The children, between …
Tue., Nov. 12, 1996
Exploited Children Twice As Many Children Are Working Full Time As Previously Reported
Burmese girls haul bricks at a construction site in Rangoon. Certain industries are exposing their child workers to pesticide poisoning and lung diseases or even crippling their growing bodies by …
Tue., Aug. 29, 1995
Pressure Gets Kids Out Of Sweatshops
Bangladesh started a census Monday to help it move children from jobs in the garment industry to special schools by the end of October. Teams from the industry, the U.S. …