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Posts Tagged ‘child labour’

Growing child labour in India’s cities is just the tip of the iceberg, say activists

Cathal McNaughton/Reuters   By Anuradha Nagaraj Urban India is employing an increasing number of children – many under nine years of age – in producing everything from pickles to fireworks, working in tourism and labouring on building sites, a U.N. children’s agency report and campaigners said.

Don’t buy mica from child workers, Indian officials tell traders

Ahmad Masood/Reuters   By Rina Chandran Indian officials appealed to local traders on Tuesday to stop buying mica mined by child workers, as the government comes under pressure from activists to clamp down on child labour.

Poverty and Child Labour on the rise in Balochistan, Pakistan

By Feroz Khan Jamali The people and children in one of the biggest population districts of Balochistan are facing two major problems: poverty and child labour.

Secret mining deals fund presidential elections in DRC

By Byobe Malenga Secretive mining deals risk illicitly financing this year’s disputed presidential election campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Children as young as seven working in perilous conditions in Democratic Republic of Congo mines

By Byobe Malenga Major electronics brands, including Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and Vodafone are failing to do basic checks to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products, said Amnesty International and Afrewatch in a major new report published last week.