China’s Child Modelling Industry Continues to Thrive Despite Controversies
Children are said to be exposed to grueling work hours, parental pressure, and physical abuse.
A Chat with Nestle's Former COO About Cocoa and Child Labor
Jose Lopez helped transform the company from an organization censured for human rights violations to one with an enviable reputation for sustainability and social responsibility.
Joe Sandler Clarke
The Road to Nowhere Issue
Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives
In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Despite the news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today.
The Kids Who Live and Work in Indonesian Graveyards
Riski is seven years old and spends nearly all his time in Pondok Kelapa Public Cemetery, where he's a sort of funeral director, gravedigger, and night watchman.
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue
An Inside Look at Human Trafficking in Nepal
Nothing better sums up the odd relationship between traffickers, children, reporters, and the police than a visit to a sari factory in Thankot, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
Bolivia Passed a Law Allowing Ten-Year-Olds to Work
For the 850,000 kids there who already work, the law is a huge victory: Children, just like adults, will now be entitled to a minimum wage, and they'll have full protection under the law. Of course, the dangers are obvious, too. Did Bolivia just create...
Syrian Children Become Young Breadwinners in Jordan
Three months ago, a car mechanic in the Jordan Valley decided to do a neighboring Syrian family a favor. From 8 AM to 8 PM, six days a week, their eldest son, 12-year-old Abdullah, could toil in his shop, in heat that locals describe as "fire." The boy...
Meet the Children and Pregnant Women Carrying Rocks All Day for Albania's Mining Pirates
According to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Albania, 88 miners have died in their line of work only in the last five years. Many more have been severely injured or crippled. No one really knows how many deaths and injuries occur in the informal...
Is Obama Going to Do Anything About Dangerous Child Labor on Southern Tobacco Farms?
Short answer: Probably not.
Child Workers of the World, Unite!
In Bolivia, some NGOs and activists have been trying—seemingly against all good sense—to lower the legal working age from 14 to six years old. This idea hasn't been suggested by mine owners or the far right, but by the kids who belong to the Union of...
The What Da Fug You Lookin’ At Issue
Unaccompanied Miners - Bolivia's Cerro Rico Mine
Jackson and I were on a mission to find child miners. Jackson was nervous, with good reason—sixty kids died from cave-ins and other accidents in the Cerro Rico in 2008 alone. In a country as poor as Bolivia, just because tourists—or children—are...