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Myanmar street kids turn to sniffing glue to forget hunger
"Every morning before sunrise, a growing number of street kids can be seen picking through garbage, climbing on the heaps of trash at city dumps, or sleeping on the sidewalk.
Rain or shine, Oo and his 15–year–old brother Ko Min are among them.
The boys say they earn $2 to $3 a day—around half of which goes to their parents and the other half to a small tin of glue they share between themselves."
Associated Press, January 19, 2015.
WATCH: Georgia boy who was missing for four years before being found behind wall was made to work on roof
"A 13–year–old boy who was missing for four years before being found behind a wall in a Georgia home this weekend was doing dangerous work on the roof, explosive video appears to show."
Daily News, December 01, 2014.
Syrian Refugee Children Forced to Work
"At 6 a.m., just three short miles from the Syrian border, Hadija, 10, is awakened.
She gets dressed and within minutes, she walks hand in hand with her friend. No school bus is waiting though. There is instead a truck, with children spilling over. They are not going to school either today—they are headed to the fields."
ABC News Nightline, September 03, 2014.
How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor and Slavery
"When scientists talk about the destruction of rain forests or the acidification of oceans, we often hear about the tragic loss of plants and animals.
But ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley say there's also a human tragedy that frequently goes unnoticed: As fish and fauna are wiped out, more children around the world are forced to work, and more people are forced into indentured servitude, scientists Thursday in the journal Science."
NPR, July 28, 2014.
Childhood Lost: Syria's Youth Toil in Jordan
"Amman, Jordan—Fourteen–year–old Mohammad Al–Zoubi carefully places a small pot of Turkish coffee over the high flames of a small stove, as he takes his next customer's order. It has been two years since he began working at this little corner takeaway coffee shop in Amman.
"We lost everything back in Syria, and that is why we came here," he told Al Jazeera."
AlJazeera.com, June 28, 2014.
Calif. pot farmer confesses to keeping teen sex slave, keeping her in metal box: prosecutors
Daily News, August 02, 2013
Why Slave Labor Still Plagues the Global Food System
"When the State Department released its on human trafficking Wednesday, we got a chilling reminder that even in 2013, slave labor is still embedded in the global food system."
NPR, June 20, 2013.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Report from UNICEF, updated May 25, 2012
Running in the Shadows: For Runaways on the Street, Sex Buys Survival
New York Times, October 27, 2009
Child Labor: Seeking Change For A 200-Year-Old Dilemma
Reuters, June 29, 2002
Study Condemns Child Labor
Sun-Sentinel, April 13, 2002
Girl, 12, Kept Out of School as Servant in Irvine, Police Say
Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2002
Police: Woman Chained 12-Year-Old Maid to Backyard Pole
CNN, May 14, 2001
Violence Against Children Worldwide
Report from Human Rights Watch, September 2001, regarding sexual and physical violence against children worldwide; including child workers, child soldiers, children in custody, and children at home.
'Chocolate Slaves' Carry Many Scars
Daily Telegraph, April 17, 2001
Fingers to the Bone: U.S. Failure to Protect Child Farmworkers
Report from Human Rights Watch, June 2000, regarding exploitation of child farmworkers, mainly Latino, in the U.S.
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Bureau of International Labor Affairs
International Child Labor Program
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW - Room S-5307
Washington, D.C. 20210
Phone: (202) 693-4843
CorpWatch Labor Pages
2958 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 641-1633
Global March Against Child Labour
New Delhi 110019
Phone: 011 26224899
2001 S Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 234-9050
GoodWeave is a global nonprofit organization working to end child labor and offer educational opportunities for children in India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Human Rights Watch - Children's Rights Division
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Phone: (212) 290-4700
A resource page from Human Rights Watch's Children's Rights Division
Industrial Workers of the World
PO Box 180195
Chicago, IL 60618 USA
Phone: (773) 857-1090
International Labor Rights Fund
Child Labor Campaigns
733 15th Street, NW, #920
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 347-4100
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)
International Labour Organization
4, route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22
Phone: 22 799 8181
North American Guidelines For Children's Agricultural Tasks
National Children's Center for Rural & Agricultural Health & Safety
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Child Safety information and resources, and laws, for U.S. and Canadian rural areas regarding children working on farms and ranches.
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