U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking.
Identifies the use of slavery-like practices involved in the manufacture of garments in India for international markets: the use of forced labour of young women and girls in the factories of Southern India, particularly the spinning mills around Tirupur. Also identifies the routine use of child labour in garment finishing in Delhi. Details of international…Details
Based on interviews with around 3,000 children the report is a study into the psychosocial wellbeing of child domestic workers across six countries in three continents (Peru, Costa Rica, Togo, Tanzania, India and Philippines).
Finds that trafficking of children to cocoa farms in Côte d’Ivoire still occurs. The research found significant numbers of young people in Mali and Burkina Faso who had worked as children in cocoa farms in Côte d’Ivoire in the last five years. The practices occur in the context of large-scale movements of people within the…Details
Begging for Change: Research Findings and Recommendations on Forced Child Begging in Albania/Greece, India and Senegal
Based on research conducted in Albania and Greece, India and Senegal, and looks at the phenomenon of forced child begging both in its local specifics and global commonalities. Forced child begging involves forcing boys and girls to beg through physical or psychological coercion.
The product of group discussions and individual interviews with more than 400 current and former child domestic workers from urban and rural areas in Benin, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania and Togo, to inform about the situation and needs of child domestic workers in order to better target programmes and policies on the…Details
Code of Conduct: Sub-Regional Project on Eradicating Child Domestic Work and Child Trafficking in West and Central Africa
A collaboration between governments, bilateral institutions, international and non-governmental organisations has resulted in the development of this code of conduct, which aims to encourage improved working conditions and treatment of child domestic workers and child victims of trafficking.
Provides an in-depth analysis of how cocoa is produced and how child and slave labour enter its chain of production. It relates the history of cocoa and explores how this commodity fits within a global market. Drawing on a wide range of sources, it concludes with recommendations for consumers, the chocolate industry and governments on…Details
Produced by Anti-Slavery International for organisations wanting to persuade governments to take action against child labour. It explains clearly how and why to use international monitoring and complaints procedures to encourage governments to respect their obligations regarding child rights.
Six-page report investigates how discrimination works as a cause and a consequence of child labour. NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child Sub-Group on Child Labour 2002.
Draws on the experience of activists from 17 countries and representatives of internaitonal and regional agencies who attended a workshop that Anti-Slavery International convened in April 2001. A practical “how to” guide which will help local level NGOs and activists plan, design, implement and evaluate the impact of an advocacy strategy on child domestic workers.…Details
In April 2001, Anti-Slavery International held an international workshop for practitioners on child domestic work. This is a 10-page summary report of this meeting.
A 24-page brochure on how this convention creates new opportunites for civil society organisations. The brochure focuses on involvement in ratification and implementation of the Convention in an easy to read and lively format.
Practical “how to” guide draws on the experiences and views of non-governmental organisations and others working with child domestics in Asia, Africa and Latin America, offering useful insights for anyone who wants to help the children concerned.
Sub-Regional Project on Eradicating Child Domestic Work and Child Trafficking in West and Central Africa
Includes a Code of Conduct for improving the treatment of child domestic workers and child victims of trafficking, as well as recommendations for action. Anti-Slavery International set up a network of child rights organisations in six West and Central African countries: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Niger and Togo, in order to strengthen their ability…Details
Looks at slavery and child labour particularly within the cocoa and carpet industries. It sets out possible solutions, focusing on fair trade and ethical trade and action you can take.
Trafficking in human beings is a complex transnational phenomenon rooted in vulnerability to poverty, lack of democratic cultures, gender inequality and violence against women, conflict and post-conflict situations, lack of social integration, lack of opportunities and employment, lack of access to education, child labour and discrimination.
Implementing the Roadmap for Achieving the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016: Training guide for policy makers
Provides the core building blocks of a comprehensive training programme that facilitates dialogue, understanding and increased capacity to end child labour, with an emphasis on its worst forms. It is designed to help national governments, the social partners and other stakeholders to work together to develop or improve their own national roadmap and adopt and…Details
The following article is written by friend and partner Roger-Claude Liwanga, a native of the DRC. It is startling first-hand observation and reporting. Roger-Claude, Founder, and Casondra Turner-Liwanga, Co-founder and Director of Operations at Promote Congo, work tirelessly to improve human rights and the social and legal landscape of the DRC. They are determined that no obstacle is immovable.…Details
In the past months I’ve noticed a marked increase in searches for “Human Trafficking Solutions”. They’re escalating weekly as people are learning just how serious the problem of slavery has become. The difficulty for many making these searches is that there are no easy, complete or final solutions. Numbers and statistics are helpful and harmful depending on…Details
Sex Online: It’s as easy to find underage kids as shelter puppies, used cars, and apartment rentals.
Firstly, kudos to Marie Claire for publishing this excellent article by Geraldine Sealey. It’s popular at the moment, for many in the media to bash counter trafficking work as delusional buzzword fanatics wanting to supress people’s body-usage rights. Somehow the fact that children are being raped and tortured for money seems to escape them. Brava…Details
Volatile subject. A point that needs addressing is how parents feel about the recruiting of their children for these jobs in their schools. Most observing even if not participating are minors, unless they’re planning on separating the 18 year-old out and swearing them to secrecy. If the government and schools allow it, they must think…Details
Your reading these words means you are in direct contact with those in the video included here. It’s a popular thing to quote catchphrases like Celebrate Diversity, Practice Random Acts Of Kindness, or use Tolerance as a watchword. People mobilize in huge numbers to vigorously defend animal rights. These are all worthy and important goals.…Details