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Child labor opponents upset over lack of progress

Despite recent declines in the incidence of child labor much more must be done to tackle the issue, the Third International Conference on Child Labor heard Tuesday. International Labor Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder urged redoubled efforts, decrying the fact a target to eliminate the worst instances of child labor…

One million children labor in Africa’s goldmines

In Burkina Faso, gold production has more than doubled in recent years. Though child labor is against the law in the West African nation, the economics and the nature of mining make labor law enforcement…  …

Hershey’s targeted in Super Bowl ad for alleged African child-slave labor

The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) plans to use the Super Bowl in Indianapolis this year to pressure Hershey’s into taking action over forced labor practices that continue to plague the West African cocoa industry. The ad, titled “Hershey’s Chocolate: Kissed by Child Labor,” will appear on a jumbotron screen…

Victoria’s Secret to probe child labor claims

WASHINGTON — US lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret on Thursday vowed to investigate claims that some of its fair-trade underwear is produced using child labor. In a statement Victoria’s Secret’s parent company said it was “very concerned” that fair-trade-certified cotton used in its panties could have been farmed using under-aged labor…

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