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  • Is my phone powered by child labour? - Amnesty International
    Is my phone powered by child labour? - Amnesty International

    The participation of children in mining is widely recognized as one of the worst forms of child labour. Governments have a legal duty not only to prevent this, but eliminate it altogether. And product manufacturers have a responsibility to check for child labour in their supply chains, address it where they find it, and publicly disclose the

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  • Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Sierra Leone
    Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Sierra Leone

    Children in Sierra Leone are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in mining and commercial sexual exploitation, each sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also engage in dangerous tasks in quarrying stone and fishing. (1) Table 1 provides key indicators on children’s work and education in Sierra Leone

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  • Preventing Child and Forced Labour - The Mining
    Preventing Child and Forced Labour - The Mining

    In 2017, the Mining Association of Canada added two new components to the TSM initiative to contribute to global efforts in preventing the use of child and forced labour in the mining supply chain, and to provide the information needed to demonstrate the responsible sourcing of minerals and metals. As part of the TSM Guiding Principles, MAC members commit to respecting the rights of our

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  • Child Labour in Mica Mines: the Beauty Industry’s dark
    Child Labour in Mica Mines: the Beauty Industry’s dark

    Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021 Child Labour in Mica Mines: the Beauty Industry’s dark secret. As beautiful as shimmery makeup products are, there is a dark secret behind their production. The common ingredient of most shiny highlighters, eyeshadows and lip glosses is mica, a natural flaky mineral prevalent in India. Before mica is processed and ends up in beauty products

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  • History of child labor in the United States—part 1: little
    History of child labor in the United States—part 1: little

    Child labor was a matter for the states to deal with under their own laws, which, in many cases, did not regulate (or barely regulated) child labor. As a result, decades would pass before an observant chieftain would be able to express his surprise at the newfound lack of working children in New York and throughout United States

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  • 31 Child Labor Photos That Expose The Ugly History Of
    31 Child Labor Photos That Expose The Ugly History Of

    Jan 17, 2018 Jan 17, 2018 Coal mining, in particular, became especially important: it was the energy source that provided electricity, powered new factories' machinery, and heated buildings. Pushed into this booming industry, children often worked as trappers, opening and closing a wooden ventilation door at the mouth of the mine at various times

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  • 10 Facts About Child Miners - The Borgen Project
    10 Facts About Child Miners - The Borgen Project

    Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018 Of the 2 million miners in DRC’s artisanal mines, 40 percent are children and their earnings range from $0.75 to $3 a day. In 2017, Amnesty International warned the world of the use of child labor in cobalt mining and urged large companies to be

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  • Vitromex USA Inspired Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Manufacturer
    Vitromex USA Inspired Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Manufacturer

    Child Labor: Manufacturers and their suppliers will not use child labor. The term child refers to a person younger than 15 (or 14 where local law allows) or, if higher, the local legal minimum age for employment or the age for the completing compulsory education

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  • Child Labor in the Industrial Revolution - History Crunch
    Child Labor in the Industrial Revolution - History Crunch

    Child Labor (Mining) in the Industrial Revolution. From the Pennsylvania Coal Company in 1911. As well as working in factories, many children were also employed in coal mines. Coal was one of the key resources necessary for industrialization and one of the reasons that Britain was the first country to industrialize in the 1700s

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  • An army of children toils in African mica mines
    An army of children toils in African mica mines

    NBC News tracked the flow of mica mined by children in Madagascar trapped in a cycle of extreme poverty and exploitative child labor spanning generations

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  • Child labour in gold mining 010606
    Child labour in gold mining 010606

    Child labour in gold mining, or orpaillage as it is called locally, is widespread and increasing in Burkina Faso and Niger. As much as one quarter of all children in the world who work in mines are in a region of the Sahel common to these two countries. The reason for this is partly economic, partly social

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  • Child labor in the mines of the Democratic Republic of
    Child labor in the mines of the Democratic Republic of

    Apr 06, 2016 Apr 06, 2016 Child labor in the mines of the DRC is a terrible reality that must be exposed. In spite of various regulations governing mining as announced by the Congolese government and the 2009 law on child protections prohibiting the economic exploitation of children, no concrete or effective measures or policies have been made by the State to eradicate this problem

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  • Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Madagascar
    Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Madagascar

    Key Policies Related to Child Labor; Policy. Description. Joint Action Plan to Address Issues Affecting Children and Households in Mica Exploitation in the Anosy Region† Developed in 2020 through a joint initiative between the Ministries of Mining, Labor, and Population, aims to reduce child labor in the production of mining in the southern

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  • Unraveling Child Labor in the Mining Industry in the Congo
    Unraveling Child Labor in the Mining Industry in the Congo

    Unraveling Child Labor in the Mining Industry in the Congo Basin. A virtual side-event commemorating the World Day Against Child Labor and International Day of the African Child. The NGO Mining Working Group (MWG) is a coalition of NGOs that advocate through the UN system for human and environmental rights as they relate to extractive industries. The MWG addresses unjust and unsustainable extractive

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  • Child labour issues and challenges - PubMed Central (PMC)
    Child labour issues and challenges - PubMed Central (PMC)

    Unfortunately, child labor engulfs children across the world. The world is home to 1.2 billion individuals aged 10-19 years. However, despite its menace in various forms, the data shows variation in prevalence of child labor across the globe and the statistical figures about child labor are very alarming

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