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Global Profits, and Peril, From Child Labor

Governments Should Impose Mandatory Restrictions

Monday 06 June 2016

(Geneva, June 6, 2016) – Governments should better regulate businesses to prevent child labor in global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said in a video released today, in advance of the World Day against Child Labor, June 12, 2016. Child labor in global supply chains is the theme for the World Day in 2016.

Millions of children risk pain, sickness, injury, and even death to produce goods and services for the global economy. Human Rights Watch has documented hazardous child labor in agriculture, mining, the leather and apparel industry, and other sectors.

Human Rights Watch multimedia publications on child labor:

Indonesia: Child Tobacco Workers Suffer as Firms Profit

Philippines: Children Risk Death to Dig and Dive For Gold

Ghana: Child Labor Fuels Gold Supply Chain

Israel: Settlement Agriculture Harms Palestinian Children

US: Child Workers in Danger on Tobacco Farms

US: Tobacco Farms No Place for Teens

Tanzania: Hazardous Life of Child Gold Miners

Ghana: Mine Accident Highlights Risk to Children

Fingers to the Bone: Child Farmworkers in the US

Bangladesh: Toxic Tanneries

 

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