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Work performed by a minor that is prohibited by statute law, particularly under terms and conditions considered inhumane.

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Child labour is a complex and multifaceted issue that affects millions of children worldwide. Here are some key points about child labour:

  1. Definition: Child labour refers to the employment of children in any form of work that deprives them of their childhood, interferes with their education, or is harmful to their physical, mental, social, or moral development. It includes work that is mentally, physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful to children, or work that interferes with their education, deprives them of opportunities for growth and development, and is not appropriate for their age.

  2. Prevalence: Despite global efforts to combat child labour, it remains a widespread problem. According to estimates by the International Labour Organization (ILO), in 2020, there were about 160 million children aged 5 to 17 years engaged in child labour worldwide, with almost half of them (79 million) involved in hazardous work.

  3. Causes: Child labour is often driven by a combination of factors, including poverty, lack of access to education, limited employment opportunities for adults, cultural and societal norms, demand for cheap labour, and inadequate legal and regulatory frameworks. In many cases, children are forced into work due to economic necessity, or they may be trafficked or coerced into labour.

  4. Consequences: Child labour has numerous negative consequences on children’s physical, mental, and social well-being. It can result in injuries, health problems, and even fatalities due to hazardous working conditions. Child labour also denies children their right to education, which is essential for their development and future opportunities. It can perpetuate the cycle of poverty and limit their potential to break out of the cycle of poverty as adults.

  5. Legal and Policy Framework: Many countries have laws and regulations in place to address child labour, including minimum age requirements for work, restrictions on hazardous work for children, and provisions for compulsory education. International conventions, such as the ILO’s Minimum Age Convention (No. 138) and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No. 182), provide guidelines and standards for addressing child labour at the global level.

  6. Solutions: Addressing child labour requires a multi-faceted approach that includes measures to address the root causes, such as poverty reduction, improving access to quality education, creating decent employment opportunities for adults, and addressing social and cultural norms that perpetuate child labour. It also requires enforcement of existing laws and regulations, awareness-raising, and social mobilization. Collaboration among governments, civil society, employers, workers’ organizations, and international agencies is crucial in combating child labour effectively.

  7. Importance of Education: Education is a key component in the fight against child labour. Access to quality education helps to prevent child labour by providing children with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for their future employment. Education also empowers children, raises awareness about their rights, and equips them with the tools to break the cycle of poverty.

  8. Ethical Consumption: Consumers can play a role in combating child labour by making informed choices and supporting products and services that are produced without child labour. This includes purchasing from companies that have ethical supply chains and engaging in responsible consumption practices.

  9. Human Rights Perspective: Child labour is a violation of the rights of the child, as recognized by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It is important to approach the issue of child labour from a human rights perspective, ensuring that children’s rights, including the right to education, health, and protection from exploitation, are respected and upheld.

In summary, child labour is a complex issue with serious consequences for the well-being and rights of children. Addressing child labour requires a multi-faceted approach that includes addressing the root causes, enforcing existing laws, promoting education.


1 The Children Risking Their Lives Mining Gold


It’s called Dirty Gold, because it’s not just shoppers who are paying a high price for it.

Dateline gets rare access to film the children forced underground and even underwater to mine the precious metal. Dateline reporters scour the globe to bring you a world of daring stories. Our reputation is for fearless and provocative reporting. Australia’s beloved, award winning and longest running international current affairs program.


🇵🇭 Philippines: Dying For Gold | 101 East

30 mei 2019

In the Philippines, an illegal gold trade is booming.

But not everyone is reaping large profits.

Investors desperate to cash in on a market worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year are enticing poor villagers to risk their lives by diving deep below the surface of muddy mangroves in search of gold.

The nuggets they find may eventually fetch a high price, but miners often receive a pittance and there is little safeguard to protect them.

“We put our lives at risk for this job,” says Jerry, a miner in Paracale, known as Gold Town.

While financiers make huge profits, those at the bottom of the chain suffer health problems like mercury poisoning and tuberculosis.

Jerry has been working in illegal gold mines for the past 20 years, but hasn’t been able to work for the past three months.

“I feel pain and congestion in my chest, on my back and with my breathing. Most of the time, I feel frail and weak. Sometimes, I can barely walk,” he says.

101 East joins him as he visits a doctor, who diagnoses him with pulmonary tuberculosis. The doctor believes Jerry’s job, diving for gold, is to blame.

Even so, Jerry says his gold diving days may not yet be over.

“I need to work to support my children. I just have to accept the hardship and what can possibly happen to me in the mining sites,” he says.

101 East investigates why people are dying for gold.

2 The Road to 2016: Towards the End of Child Labour

7 mei 2010

While the global movement has achieved much progress in reducing the incidence of child labour, efforts must be stepped up if we are to deliver the commitment of a world free of the worst forms of child labour by 2016. In order to meet that challenge, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, in close collaboration with the ILO (and in cooperation with UNICEF and the World Bank), is organizing a global conference on child labour to be held in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 10 and 11 May 2010. For more information see…
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3 Ending Child Labour by 2016: the Continuing Challenge

12 jun. 2012

There has been progress in the effort to eliminate the worst forms of child labour worldwide. As a result of international commitments and the ILO convention to eradicate the worst forms of child labour, tens of millions of children around the world are out of work and in school. But as the world gets closer to the deadline in 2016 for the eradication of child labour around the world, the pace of progress is slowing.

4 The debate on child farm labor

22 mei 2011

In agriculture, children as young as 12 are allowed to work unlimited hours outside of school. Byron Pitts reports on the “Migrant Stream” and the families who are part of it whose children work alongside them in the fields for minimum wage.

5 The Kids Who Pick Our Coffee

3 nov. 2015

A brief film about the children harvesting coffee in Honduras and Guatemala, and what one organization, Paramedics for Children, is doing to help them

6 Child Labour Ruins Childhood

24 sep. 2013

This short animation was produced by mass-communications students from the University of Sindh, Pakistan, to raise awareness of child labour in the country. It is composed of four short stories, each covering a different form of child labour. The film was created for a video competition against child labour initiated and co-funded by the ILO in Pakistan

7 Children still mining cobalt for gadget batteries in Congo

5 mrt. 2018

A CBS News investigation finds we could still be carrying electronics that contain the product of child labor. A report by Amnesty International two years ago first uncovered that children were mining the mineral cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It ended up in products of dozens of companies including Apple, Microsoft, Tesla and Samsung. Debora Patta reports.

8 Fighting child slavery with innovation | Nina Smith | TEDxDhaka

9 feb. 2015

More than a million children are trapped in slavery in the dark side of the handmade products you use everyday. Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s GoodWeave Intl. found a way to fight back. Nina Smith is fighting that battle as the Exec. Director of GoodWeave for many years. 
Nina Smith is the executive director of GoodWeave International, which works to end child labor in the carpet industry in South Asia and replicate its market-driven model in new industries. Since 1999 Nina has developed and lead GoodWeave’s operations, which include market development; product certification, inspection and monitoring of informal supply chains; removal and rehabilitation of child laborers, and a range of worker protection programs. Nina is a winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the EXCEL Award for excellence in chief executive leadership. Recently the founder of GoodWeave International, Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize. 
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9 The high cost of cheap clothing | Trisha Striker | TEDxTownsville

3 nov. 2016

No one wants to support child, forced or sweatshop labour. Yet, how many of us actually know how and where our clothing is made? Let’s use our buying power and our voices to change the direction the fashion and clothing industry is taking the world, and help end exploitation.
Trisha was born in and spent the first sixteen years of her life in India. As a little girl, Trisha was always burdened by the stark differences in living standards between the ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ and the ill treatment of the most vulnerable in society. This burden only grew as she became more aware of the world and its many problems until finally, she decided to leave India in search of answers. Armed with the desire to understand the world and the determination to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a part of the solution, she came to Australia in 2004. Trisha is passionate about culture, education, freedom and equality. She is also passionate about finding smart, inclusive, culturally sensitive and sustainable answers to big issues such as gender inequality, poverty, education and exploitation. It was in pursuit of these goals that she began studying Economics at James Cook University, a decision that continually challenges her and broadens her mind.
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10 Change Your Role in Forced and Child Labor | P.J. Tobia | TEDxNashville

16 aug. 2016

Most cell phones contain coltan, a mineral often mined by child slaves in the Congo, while many clothes sold at places like the Gap, and H&M are manufactured by children as young as twelve, working in dangerous sweatshops. Nearly every day you use and consume products made by child or slave labor, but thanks to databases created by the US government and a handful of non-profits, it’s easier than ever to make ethical consumer choices.
P.J. Tobia is a Foreign Affairs Producer at PBS NewsHour, covering the Middle East, Africa the intelligence and diplomatic community. He is also the host and producer of NewsHour’s Shortwave podcast, on the intersection of foreign affairs and American life. Prior to joining NewsHour, he lived and worked in Afghanistan covering Afghan politics, life and the U.S.­led war. His work appeared in major American and European print, television and radio outlets.
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11 Modern-day slavery in supply chains | Dan Viederman | TEDxBerkeley

26 mrt. 2015

What is the price of cheap labor? Dan Viederman explores how inexpensive items can have a huge price.
As CEO of Verité, Dan Viederman has worked closely with NGOs, governments, investors, and the biggest multinational brands in the world to improve working conditions and eliminate human rights violations across geographies and business sectors. For the impact that Verité has had on the millions of workers around the world, Viederman was the winner of a 2007 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and was named 2011 Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the United States by the Geneva, Switzerland-based Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Dan has managed NGOs in developing countries since 1993 and worked with internationally-recognized institutions such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Catholic Relief Services. He has lived extensively in Asia and speaks Chinese. Dan is a graduate of Yale University, the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and Nanjing Teacher’s University.
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12 Slavery still exists. Here’s how to end it. | Richard Lee | TEDxCapeMay

9 jan. 2018

For Americans, slavery is the stuff of history books, sailing ships and shackles. Richard Lee’s work with International Justice Mission shines a light on the complex socioeconomics of modern day slavery around the world, and offers hope for combatting it. Richard Lee serves as a Director of Church Mobilization for International Justice Mission. This role affords him the opportunity to equip churches and communities by sharing the biblical call to seek justice, introducing them to IJM’s work, and mobilizing them to engage in both local and global ministry.
Previously, Richard served as Campus Pastor at Liquid Church at their fastest-growing campus in Mountainside, New Jersey. Prior to that, he served as Lead Pastor at Bethany Well Church. He also started and led 2 networks for pastors, providing accountability and encouragement for local pastors. In addition, Richard has served as a Missions Field Director and Team Leader for missions trips around the globe, including trips to Mexico, China, and Ukraine. He is available to speak at church engagements, anti-human trafficking groups, and a variety of conferences.
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13 Hidden in plain sight – slavery in your Community: Dr. Kate Transchel at TEDxChico

4 dec. 2013

Since 1999, Dr. Transchel has been researching modern day human trafficking around the world. Her findings, after interviews with dozens of victims, will surprise and shock even those who consider themselves well-informed. Besides for working as a professor of History at CSU Chico, Dr. Transchel provides trainings for various branches of the military as well as the state department, on domestic and international human trafficking and she also serves as an expert witness on human trafficking from Moldova in Federal Asylum hearings.
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14 Ending Human Trafficking | Kristin Keen | TEDxJacksonville


29 nov. 2018

At its core, human trafficking is the exploitation of people’s emotional and physical vulnerabilities for profit—and it is highly profitable. Globally, human trafficking generates $150 billion a year for traffickers, with two-thirds of this income deriving from commercial sexual exploitation. The issue of human trafficking can be broken down to simple economics, supply and demand. People tend to think of human trafficking as a female issue, but 99.9% of the buyers of these forced and coerced sex acts are men and, surprisingly, many of them use the same words that sex workers use to describe their experience—shame, scared, lonely, trapped—to describe what drives them to buy sex. We must address this demand side of the equation with wisdom and compassion, and acknowledge that a man’s journey to buying sex is just as broken as women’s journey to being sold. In so doing, we can hold men accountable in an empowering way to stop a commercial sex trade industry that is exploiting the most vulnerable people in our city and world. Kristin Keen has spent her career creating opportunities through business for women caught in human trafficking to have access to a new life. While living in Kolkata, India, Kristin witnessed the life-stealing effects of human trafficking on a daily basis. In 2005, she helped co-found Sari Bari, a thriving business that now employs more than 120 Kolkota residents who create handmade blankets and other products from traditional fabrics.
Upon her return to Jacksonville, Kristin felt called to fight human trafficking on a local level. Rethreaded was created from the recognition that, for the victims of human trafficking, the biggest need was for a safe, supportive work environment where they could earn money while learning a skill and experiencing continued healing through community. Since its inception in 2012, Rethreaded has employed more than 35 women and provided more than 55,000 hours of work for survivors of human trafficking in Jacksonville. In 2015, Kristin was honored as a “40 Under 40” award winner by the Jacksonville Business Journal and was chosen as one of Girls Inc.’s “Women of Vision.” In 2016, she was recognized by the Florida Retailer Federation as Outstanding Retail Leader of the Year. Kristin was a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2016. When she’s not at Rethreaded, Kristin is usually biking, doing yoga, or swimming in the ocean at sunrise. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

15 Protecting children is everybody’s business | Bob Lonne | TEDxQUT

15 okt. 2015

We’ve heard the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ but does it also take a village to protect a child? Bob Lonne talks us through the current state of child protection and how building up community around children and families, by making it everyone’s business, could lead to better outcomes in the future.
Bob Lonne (PhD) has extensive experience as a social worker in various child protection and youth justice roles in Queensland and West Australia. Professor Lonne has researched, written and consulted widely about the systemic issues confronting contemporary approaches to protecting children. His work combines academic rigour with a hands-on understanding of the practice realities in this complex area. He co-authored Reforming Child Protection and his research has examined media portrayals, informal care systems, kinship care, differential response, mandatory reporting, workforce issues and ethical practice in child welfare interventions. He has provided high level advice to governments in Australia, Canada and Ireland on how to refocus child welfare systems to achieve better outcomes for children, families and communities.
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16 Child Labor Robs Children of Their Future


7 jan 2022

Education is the first casualty of war. In Yemen, the number of out-of-school children has doubled since armed conflict escalated in 2015, leaving more than 2 million school-age children out of the classroom, jeopardizing their futures.

In the city of Taizz, in Yemen’s southwest, 12-year-old Anas’s childhood effectively ended the day his father died. That’s when he became his family’s sole breadwinner. Working from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in an iron workshop leaves little time for studying, so Anas was forced to drop out of school. But he is determined that his brothers continue their educations.

“I stopped studying because there is no one to support my family,” he says. “I made my four brothers study … so that they graduate from universities and get jobs.”

UNICEF is on the ground in Yemen, working with partners to protect children like Anas and his brothers, so they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. In 2021, UNICEF reached 50,000 households with multipurpose humanitarian cash transfers, helped 500,000 children access formal or nonformal education and provided 800,000 children with individual learning materials. .

“Access to quality education is a basic right for every child, including for girls, displaced children and those with disabilities,” said Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative to Yemen. “The conflict has a staggering impact on every aspect of children’s lives, yet access to education provides a sense of normalcy for children in even the most desperate contexts and protects them from multiple forms of exploitation. Keeping children in school is critical for their own future and the future of Yemen.”

17 jan. 2017

What happens when abuse is all that a child knows? What happens when the system meant to protect children fails?
See the world through the eyes of a child who knew nothing else. Feel the hope of truth when it is revealed. Learn how you can save a child’s life—a child with the potential to change the world.
Luke Fox learned what it means to survive. Through the love and kindness of once strangers, he has learned to thrive. He has found success as an advocate for youth rights and CEO of WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc. Luke Fox quickly learned the need for advocacy, which has been a passion for him his entire life. From starting the first human trafficking task-force in his county to writing and passing legislation to enhance foster youth rights, he has dedicated his life to developing and implementing improvements across systems.
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17 Children Must Live With Families | John VanDenBerg | TEDxPaonia

13 apr. 2016

In this TED Talk, Child Psychologist Dr. John VanDenBerg shares the powerful, shocking story of one child who changed him forever and inspired his life’s work as an Innovator of services for children with complex needs. The story of this child who endured severe incidents of violence, sexual abuse, psychiatric detention, and failed foster care and group home placements, has inspired John and thousands of people across the world to help families and communities make commitments to keep children safe and protected.
Video produced by Jay Canode & David Jacobson
Intro animation by Adam Smith
Intro music “So Good To Be True” by Host Bodies
Dr. John VanDenBerg is internationally recognized as a leading authority on innovative services for children with complex needs and their families. He is the Board Chair person for Citizens for a Healthy Community, is a consultant to Families Plus, a children agency in Delta, and is the national mentor for a major anti-poverty program, The Open Table. As a caution, Dr. VanDenBerg’s talk will reference child sexual abuse.
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18 Emancipation from Mental Slavery | Dr. Cheryl Tawede Grills | TEDxCulverCity

27 jul. 2015

Dedicated to the liberation of the African mind, psychologist, Dr. Cheryl Tawede Grills, speaks on the crippling image of African and African-American people worldwide and offers solution through Emotion Emancipation.
Dr. Cheryl Tawede Grills is a clinical psychologist with emphasis in Community Psychology. She is Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University, Immediate Past President of The Association of Black Psychologists, and founder and director of Imoyase Community Support Services. Dr. Grills served as the Co-Executive Director of the LA County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection. She continues to serve as a Los Angeles County Commissioner on the Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections which focuses on conditions within county jails, probation, correctional facilities and group homes for children. She is principal investigator on several social justice projects related to education reform, mentoring African American youth. Dr. Grills consults nationally on issues regarding cultural competence, multiculturalism and Africentric interventions. She has also studied under traditional medical practitioners in Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal.
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19 Slavery in the Coffee Industry

31 mei 2011

There is an astonishing amount of Slavery in the coffee industry. Video by Sam Polk and Zoe Sarason Song: Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones

20 Education Counts : Award-winning short film based on Child Labour

14 mrt. 2013

* Winner – 2nd prize (Commissioned Category) at ANIFEST2013
* Official Selection: 6th Lahore Int’l Children’s Film Festival, 2014.
* Official Selection: 18th International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI) 2013

21 Child Labor Philippines

25 apr. 2011

This is a video presentation our group made for our project in economics. Our task was to present the prevailing effects and problems of our hand picked topic and provide a plausible solution.

22 Your Cell Phone Might Be Powered By Child Labor

21 jan. 2016

Fifty percent of the world’s cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where children as young as seven mine the rare metal, which is used in lithium-ion batteries. Amnesty International wants tech companies to be more vigilant.

23 Hidden slaves: children like Tania (9) from Bangladesh

11 jun. 2013

Video by Daimon Xanthopoulos on ‘hidden slaves’: children like 9-year old Tania from Bangladesh working as domestic labourers. Voice-over by Mahmudul Kabir, country coordinator Bangladesh of Terre des Hommes Netherlands.
Child domestic labourers work far away from their parents and are often victim of violence, abuse and neglect. Terre des Hommes provides direct assistance to children, raises awareness among parents and employers and advocates for laws to protect children from exploitation like child domestic labour.

24 The Hidden Lives Of ‘Housegirls’ – Full documentary – BBC Africa Eye

20 mei 2019

In Uganda, young women are leaving their homes to try and find jobs as domestic workers, but for some their new lives can lead to mistreatment and abuse. 
A charity in Kenya is calling for the introduction of laws to protect domestic workers, who are commonly referred to as ‘housegirls’, to ensure their safety. 
For BBC Africa Eye, reporter Nancy Kacungira has been investigating why young women living near Uganda’s border are leaving their villages to find work in Kenya.

25 Colombie : les enfants taupes

8 apr. 2018

Ils ont à peine dix ans et travaillent dans les mines de charbon en Colombie à quatre cents mètres de fond. Seuls de petits gabarits peuvent passer dans les trous de la mine. –

26 Le travail infantile en Bolivie

28 dec. 2014

Cette vidéo à été réalisé l’été 2014 dans le cadre d’un voyage financé par l’association Zellidja. Si toi aussi, tu as des projets de voyages sur le thème de ton choix, un seul site :

27 Le travail des enfants en photos

20 okt. 2014

Marcel Crozet, photographe à l’OIT, a réalisé récemment une expo-photo consacrée au travail des enfants. Cette exposition avait lieu dans le cadre des Rencontres internationales de Genève consacrées cette année au monde du travail. La télévision genevoise Léman Bleu a rencontré Marcel Crozet à l’occasion d’un reportage.

28 Philippines : Dangereux travail d’enfants dans des mines

30 sep. 2015

Enquête sur le dangereux travail effectué par des enfants dans des mines d’or artisanales aux Philippines. HRW a publié à ce sujet un rapport, et appelle le gouvernement d’une part à interdire l’emploi des enfants dans ces mines, et d’autre part à ratifier la Convention de Minamata qui proscrit l’utilisation de mercure – substance hautement toxique – dans ce type de travail.…
Shocking conditions

29 The Fight to End Child Labor

12 jun 2022
Since 2000 child labor has been going down, but over the last four years, it’s started to rise again. Why? In this mini-documentary, discover the impact of child labor across the globe and how we can stop it!

30 Envoyé spécial. Enfants syriens : génération sacrifiée – 3 novembre 2016 (France 2)

27 apr. 2017

Ils ont fui la guerre pour se réfugier avec leur famille en Turquie… Mais ces enfants syriens se retrouvent exploités dans des ateliers de confection. Un reportage de Wandrille Lanos. Le site de l’émission :…

31 Les enfants de la misère [Turbulences-Prod]

22 jun. 2017

Sauvez des enfants de la rue en devenant Bani Ambassadeur. Pour faire un don : A partager au maximum svp !

32 Voici la vie de Bushara…

7 jul. 2015

Bushara n’est pas une actrice, elle ne suit aucun script. Nous l’avons filmée dans sa vie de tous les jours. Dépourvue de ses parents, elle est la mère, le père et la tutrice de son petit frère. Chaque jour, elle marche des kilomètres pour ramasser des morceaux de plastique qu’elle revend, juste pour pouvoir donner quelque chose à manger à son petit frère. Des histoires comme la sienne semblent presque irréelles. Et pourtant… Des milliers d’autres enfants ont une vie similaire. Aidez nous à sauver la vie de ces orphelins comme Bushara, offrez leur un avenir, faites un don sur…



33 Il doit faire travailler ses enfants dans une carrière de pierre | UNICEF France

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12 jun. 2013

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A Madagascar, dans la carrière de Belobaka, plus de 180 enfants sont soumis à ce qui est reconnu comme l’une des “pires formes de travail” : casser des pierres à longueur de journées. Un papa nous explique qu’il n’a pas d’autre alternative pour faire vivre sa famille et qu’il préfèrerait envoyer ses enfants à l’école. Une spécialiste de l’UNICEF nous détaille le problème et les solutions apportées par l’UNICEF.
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Depuis plus de 70 ans ans, UNICEF est le principal défenseur de la cause des enfants. En menant des actions dans 190 pays et territoires à travers le monde, nous aidons les jeunes à survivre, à s’épanouir, de leur plus jeune âge jusqu’à la fin de l’adolescence. De la santé à l’éducation en passant par l’inclusion sociale et l’accès à l’eau, nous nous battons au quotidien pour répondre aux besoins essentiels des enfants.

➽ Retrouvez sur notre chaîne des témoignages et des histoires poignantes sur la dure réalité à laquelle sont confrontés certains enfants. Vous y trouverez aussi des réponses à vos questions sur le développement et l’éducation de vos enfants.

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34 Elle vivait dans une décharge avant de trouver le refuge d’UNICEF | UNICEF France

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3 jun. 2013

Saïma, 7 ans, vit dans l’un des pires bidonvilles de Dacca, au Bangladesh. Pour survivre elle devait parcourir les décharges pour ramasser des chiffons, jusqu’à ce qu’elle entende parler d’un endroit accueillant les enfants en danger, soutenu par l’UNICEF…
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➽ Qui sommes-nous ?
Depuis plus de 70 ans ans, UNICEF est le principal défenseur de la cause des enfants. En menant des actions dans 190 pays et territoires à travers le monde, nous aidons les jeunes à survivre, à s’épanouir, de leur plus jeune âge jusqu’à la fin de l’adolescence. De la santé à l’éducation en passant par l’inclusion sociale et l’accès à l’eau, nous nous battons au quotidien pour répondre aux besoins essentiels des enfants.

➽ Retrouvez sur notre chaîne des témoignages et des histoires poignantes sur la dure réalité à laquelle sont confrontés certains enfants. Vous y trouverez aussi des réponses à vos questions sur le développement et l’éducation de vos enfants.

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35 Inde : des enfants exploités dans les mines de mica

3 mrt. 2016

L’Inde est un producteur important de mica, un minerai brillant qui entre dans la composition de nombreux produits de grande consommation, notamment les cosmétiques. Mais de nombreux enfants travaillent dans des mines à ciel ouvert pour extraire ce minerai, malgré une loi qui interdit de telles pratiques. Reportage. Emission préparée par Patrick Lovett et Elise Duffau

36 – 168 millions d’enfants au travail dans le monde

12 jun. 2015

La plupart ont entre 5 et 14 ans et ne touchent que des salaires de misère pour des emplois souvent dangereux. 
Il y a encore 15 ans, ils étaient encore plus nombreux, un tiers de plus qu’en 2015, mais l’Organisation Mondiale du Travail estime, dans son dernier rapport, qu’encore aujourd’hui, 5 millions d’enfants sont maintenus en esclavage. 
L’OIT révèle que sur les 168 millions d’enfants au travail dans le monde, 78 millions vivent dans les territoires d’Asie et du Pacifique, soit près de 10 % … LIRE L’ARTICLE:…

The Dark Secret Behind Your Shiny Makeup | Undercover Asia | CNA Documentary

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1 mei 2021

The beauty industry is hiding an ugly secret. In the forests of eastern India, thousands of adult and child miners dig for mica, the holy grail mineral which gives cosmetics and cars the iridescent shimmer.
From underground ghost mines to communities living in forests camps and crude workshops, we uncover the conflict and controversy behind the trade – as global companies continue the pursuit of radiant beauty.
About Undercover Asia 8: CNA’s award-winning investigative series Undercover Asia returns for the eighth season to uncover the hard truths in the underbelly of Asia, and help us understand the plight of the disenfranchised and the displaced.

37 Slavery Still Exists & Our Purchases Are Why

24 nov. 2018

Imagine your childhood without school, without your family, forced to work in physically demanding jobs… this is the life of a child exploited. But, we believe that every child has a right to live a real childhood. Freeing the millions of children affected by this is a huge task, but one man, Kailash Satyarthi, has dedicated his life to ending child slavery. So far, he and his foundation have helped free 88,000 children from forced labor. We still have a long way to go, but even the smallest amounts of help are crucial. If you would like to be a part of the movement, you can click the blue donate button to contribute. Tune in on November 27 to watch the feature film documentary The Price of Free, here on SoulPancake. 
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38 Les Petits Débrouillards du Maroc

2 okt. 2018

Abdessamad Tourab (S’Dam) a quitté l’école à l’age de 9 ans. Aujourd’hui, à 13 ans, il s’est fait sa place sur le port de Casablanca. Il ramasse les poissons dans les filets des pêcheurs et il les revend à la criée. Soumis aux dangers du port et des rafles de la police, il a trouvé de petits collègues avec qui il dort la nuit, ce qui lui permet également de se protéger du froid. L’argent gagné, il le ramène à ses parents, qui n’habitent pas loin, dans la “vieille Médina”.

Inde: des enfants dans les mines pour des produits de beauté

15 okt. 2015

Dans l’est de l’Inde, des enfants risquent leur vie chaque jour dans des mines illégales de mica pour extraire ce minérai étincelant, employé par de grandes marques internationales dans la fabrication de cosmétiques et composants électroniques. Durée: 02:02

39 Le travail des Enfants

29 nov. 2016

40 Kids Of The Corn Farm (HBO)

31 aug. 2017

Each summer Nemire’s Detasseling in Michigan hires hundreds of thirteen to sixteen year olds to work in their corn fields doing what is known as detasseling. It’s a process where one goes row by row to remove the tops of corn in order to control pollination.
VICE News follows 13-year old detasseler Abigail on the job.
In our new ongoing series American Jobs, VICE News Tonight profiles Americans working in jobs today that reflect the landscape of our current economy.

41  “I wanted to die”: The ‘hell’ of kafala jobs in the Middle East – BBC Africa Eye

24 okt. 2018

Many African and Asian countries have banned the recruitment of domestic workers for countries in the Middle East who subscribe to the “kafala” system.
Under the system, foreign maids are legally bound to their employer and have limited rights.
Employers can take advantage of their position and many women are overworked, underpaid and physically abused. 
Testimonies from women who escaped and private recordings show a world of powerlessness and abuse, hidden behind closed doors. 
This week’s Africa Eye, “Maid in Hell” is part of the “Why Slavery?” series from THE WHY.

42 A Life of Labour: Pharady’s Story | World Vision

12 aug. 2010

Every day, after doing her morning chores, Pharady heads to work for a 12 hour shift at the brick factory, to help support her family. The catch? She’s 11 years old.

43 UNICEF: Conflict in Syria forces children into child labour

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12 aug. 2020

Nearly five million children have been born in Syria since the civil war began, nine years ago. The conflict has had a devastating effect on their lives, with many forced to drop out of school to support their families. 
Aid agencies warn Syria’s deepening economic and currency crisis will push even more kids into child labour. 
Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports

44 India’s Child Miners: Growing Up, Underground

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18 jun. 2013

In the mountains of northeast India, children as young as 9 years old mine for coal.

45  🇮🇳 India: The Lost Boys | 101 East

21 feb. 2014

India: The Lost Boys

Karma,16, has worked as a miner for over a year in India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya, crawling deep inside a ‘rat-hole’ tunnel to dig coal for seven hours a day.

“Inside it is very unstable. The smell is awful,” he said sitting on a pile of coal. “It is so dirty, and it is difficult to move. You breathe in the coal and the dust. People get sick like this. There is no water to drink and it is so muddy. It is not nice at all.”

Child rights activists have reported that there are thousands of children like Karma working in Meghalaya’s coal pits, because only those who are small in size are able fit in the claustrophobic tunnels. Many of them, like Karma, are believed to be from neighbouring Indian states, or from nearby Nepal and Bangladesh.

Hasina Kharbhih has been fighting the exploitation of these children for several years through her NGO Impulse. She said agents working for mine owners help traffic children to the coal-rich Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.

They promise impoverished parents high salaries in return for their children’s work, but fail to mention the dangerous conditions they will be living in. The mines often flood without warning or cave in, trapping and killing workers. There is rarely any compensation for the victims.

“If we die, we die,” said Ram Kumar Rai, 40, a Nepalese miner in Jaintia Hills.

“They just bury us here. If we live, we suffer and we can’t earn. We rot here and die. People who have money, friends or family here, their body will be sent back to Nepal. And those who don’t have anyone, they will just throw their bodies here or there.”

Rai was recently trapped in a tunnel after a massive rock fell on him. He had severe pain in his back and chest but received no compensation or money for medical treatment from the mine owner.

“When someone dies, they hide the body so no one will know. That way the owner does not pay compensation to the family. He doesn’t pay a single cent,” he said.

There are several national laws in India that set labour and safety standards for mines, and ban children aged under 18 from working there. But the industry in Meghalaya is openly flouting these regulations because the state government has failed to implement these laws and punish offenders.

Karma has been labouring here since he was 14. His family of seven moved to Jaintia Hills a few years ago from Assam, desperately searching for work. His father had just died of tuberculosis after spending a lifetime in Meghalaya’s mines.

“I would like to have the chance to study but then my brother would be the only one working and we cannot afford it. And if I try to do another job, the salary would be less. So do we eat or do I go to school?” Karma said.

Karma works most days, using a pick-axe to remove coal from the walls of the tunnels. “When I first went in the rat-hole, I was so scared,” he said. “I thought the roof would fall on me. My knees were all scratched, but after two weeks I got used to it.”

“There are boys who are nine to 10 years of age who are doing this work. Younger than that they cannot do it.”

Despite several reports by the media and child advocates, Ampareen Lyngdoh, Meghalaya’s labour minister, said she had yet to see hard evidence of young labourers.

“The mining owners were telling me that a child actually cannot pull out the coal from the mine,” she said from her office in the state’s capital, Shillong.

“You need to verify the ages of these so-called children. We are a community which is very small built. If you looked at my face you would not know how old I am. I can challenge you on that. So I might look sweet 16 but my age is something else.

“Every time we rescue these so-called children, they come to a medical officer and they manage to get a certificate which says they are above such and such age.”

Despite her reservations, Lyngdoh said the government is drafting the state’s first ever mining policy so they can register all mine owners and set standards for what they can and cannot do. Child labour is banned under these guidelines but ‘rat-hole’ mining is not, which is why children are employed in the first place.

Child rights activist Hasina Kharbhih is sceptical about the state government’s sincerity in tackling child labour.

“The political will has not been there because half of the mines are also owned by a lot of political leaders. So definitely there is a vested interest of the political leaders to actually ensure that you slow down the whole process of whatever complaint is coming,” she said.

“These people have no rights at all. A democratic country like India will not be developing and prospering through violation of rights. It is inhumane.”

46 India: Child workers of Meghalaya

11 mei 2010

INDIA – 70,000 children are currently working in the coal-rich mines of Meghalaya. The figures are according to human rights organisation Impulse who suggests the children are often trafficked from neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Nepal…

The children who work in India’s rat-hole coal mines

Deep in the hills of northeast India, thousands of children are employed to burrow into narrow “rat-holes” inside the earth and cut coal, victims of a lucrative and unregulated mining industry. Duration: 02:32

47 India’s Children Coal Miners

16 apr. 2014

Children as young as ten are being used to mine for coal in cramped and dangerous conditions in India, but there is hope that some of them will find a better future.
Dateline reporters scour the globe to bring you a world of daring stories. Our reputation is for fearless and provocative reporting. Australia’s beloved, award winning and longest running international current affairs program.

48 Special Report – Curse of the Black Gold

8 feb. 2016

Meghalaya is undergoing an economic crisis due the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order banning coal mining. Coal mining is a major contributor to the GDP but post the ban, lacs of people associated with coal mining are rendered jobless, even making ends meet difficult. 
State govt says that the ball is in centre’s court as it’s the centre which has to allow traditional mining which the tribals have been practicing since the beginning because of the traditional land holding patterns in Meghalaya. Many coal miners and labourers have migrated in search for jobs but the ones who have not been able to go are in a pitiable condition.
Anchor: Neelu Vyas
Location: Meghalaya, Shillong, Jaintia Hills

49 Rat-hole coal mining in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya

26 jan. 2013

The rat-hole mines of Meghalaya is a barbaric practice which has taken the lives of both the young and the old and in the process polluted rivers, streams and water source of countless villages and towns through acid mine drainage. All the mines are operated illegally without any authorization and environmental clearance.

50 Indian coal mining in meghalaya | fully manual processing mining

10 feb. 2018

51 Young miners of Meghalaya

16 apr. 2010

52 Colombia : the mole children (full documentary)

19 feb. 2018

200 metres underground, in unhealthy shafts, they dig… they are 9 or 10 years old and they work in the mines of Boyaca, the biggest coal deposit in Colombia. It was in 1993 that a report documented the lives of Jairo, Oscar, Jaime… the mole children. 17 years later, Edouard Bergeon found them and showed them the images they had never seen. “I’m here underground like a mole. Imagine what I’m going to end up like. I started working when I was 10. I’m 32 and I’m still down the mine. I do it for my kids, to give them food and allow them to study.” His children, his wife, his mother discover for the first time the images of Oscar aged 10 pushing his coal barrow. Jaider also has a family, which he only sees at weekends. During the week he digs coal a six-hour drive from his home. Things haven’t changed much since his childhood. At 13, Jaider was already denouncing his working conditions, “I risk my life every day and I’m scared. I know people who never came out.” The image that stays in the memory is of Jairo’s face as he comes out of the mine, panting, with a sack of coal on his back. Today Jairo has been spared the silicosis that is killing his father. He left the mine to join the army. “If I weren’t in the army, I’d still be down the mine. And tomorrow I’d be in the same condition as my father.” Jaider wanted to show his colleagues the documentary filmed 17 years ago, in which he was one of the principal characters. “Seeing such a small child with a sack of coal on his back. Out of breath… It’s very hard. When I started I was 9… before Jaider. Now you can’t make children work. The slavery of that time is over.” And yet… when Oscar takes reporters 170 metres underground… deep in the bowels of the earth, five mole children of today, five little black faces like his, stare at Jaider, the mole child of 1993. –
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53 Child Coal Laborer in East Jaintia Hills District Meghalaya

16 jun. 2013

Families of different background come to East Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya looking for work in the rat-hole coal mines run illegally by the indigenous people and without government sanction. With pick-axe in hand and a torch tied to their temples the children crawl and squeeze as they bore deeper into the coal seams. Accidents and death are daily news backed by a callous government who is constantly in denial of the existence of these children in the mines.

54 Rat hole mining- News Night

25 feb. 2013

D D News Correspondent digs deep, to bring out the truth of on going Rat hole mining in Meghalaya.

55 The rat-hole coal mines of Meghalaya


18 jan. 2009

Meghalaya, a state better known for its abundant forest wealth and natural beauty, is unfortunately also home to a highly hazardous, unregulated and unscientific form of coal mining called ‘rat hole mining’. The mines have mushroomed like an unorganised cottage industry. Most land in Meghalaya is privately owned by tribals, who also exploit the coal reserve found in the area.

56 Children Coffee Labor in Sumatra: Children’s Sweat in Your Cups of Coffee

28 jun. 2011

Coffee farmers-parents in Sumatra involve their kids, particularly little girls in coffee cherries harvesting, depulping, laborous sun-drying .. Video is taken in Lumban Rao village, Habinsaran subdistrict, Toba Samosir district, North Sumatra, Indonesia, June 2011

57 In Cameroon, child gold miners sacrifice education for survival


7 dec. 2020

According to the International #Labour Organization, at least one million #children aged five to 17 work in gold #mines around the world. In eastern #Cameroon, thousands of children spend their days at makeshift mines. They risk their health for small amounts of gold they then sell for a pittance at the local black market. Most of these children have never been to school, sacrificing their education for the survival of their families. It’s a bleak reality that a handful of #NGO workers are trying to change. Our correspondents report.

58 Where Children Must Work – Tropic Of Cancer – Episode 5 Preview – BBC Two

15 apr. 2010

More about this episode:

Simon Reeve meets 10-year-old Jahangir, who works in a sweltering glass factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for less than 50p a day. There are more than three million child labourers in Bangladesh, and because more than 80 per cent of Bangladeshis live on around £1 a day, families would go hungry without the money children earn.
Charities and NGOs in Bangladesh now realise they cannot always prevent children from working. But Simon visits one of thousands of centres opened by UNICEF for child labourers to attend before and after their work shifts, so they can secure an education, friendship and a future.
Simon’s epic trip around the Tropic of Cancer takes him through 18 countries on the northern edge of Earths tropical zone. Starting in Mexico he travels east through the glorious Caribbean, to a stunning desert oasis in North Africa, across India and Asia, and on a dangerous, covert incursion into the remote hills of western Burma.

All our TV channels and S4C are available to watch live through BBC iPlayer, although some programmes may not be available to stream online due to rights. If you would like to read more on what types of programmes are available to watch live, check the ‘Are all programmes that are broadcast available on BBC iPlayer?’ FAQ 👉


59 The White Lie – A Child Labour Documentary

25 mrt. 2017

A documentary that highlights the new amendment made to the Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act of 1986 and explores the terrible condition of children working in the BT Cotton fields of Gujarat.

60 A Documentary on Child Labour.

19 dec. 2017

A Documentary on Child Labour of INDIA.

61 The Fight Against Child Labour

23 sep. 2018

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are nearly 152 million child labourers worldwide in 2018. Although the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other humanitarian actors provide aid in areas where displaced and local children are forced to work, many children still face the burden of having to earn wages to support their families. To remedy the situation in the case of Madagascar, ILO set up a programme that helps child workers change their status and gain access to training. (Video courtesy of UNHCR and ILO)
UN in Action No. 1588

62 Documentary on Child Labour

28 okt. 2016

Born by Labour not for Labour

63 Indian women & children making bricks by hand

Migrant families from Bihar and Jharkhand come to West Bengal to work in the brickyards. Even women and children work long hours for a few dollars a day. The little boy walking behind the oxen is holding a book that I just gave to him.
Victoria Matthews
It’s a tough world in America too. I ended up working in factories with a college education; a degree in Humanities. The best part of my twenties was wasted working in factories trying to earn money just for food and shelter. I carried material rolls weighting up to 90 pounds and had jobs where I stood all night with only had a coffee break since the unheated factory only hired me for a seven-hour shift. There are a lot of people here, the majority are females, who do menial work and are college educated. They don’t have social connections or nepotism working for them and still need to work in their senior years. There is a lot of poor people in America but not as noticeable as an over-populated country like India who still has child labor and modern slavery.
Danny's Painters
The work these women and kids are doing is amazing
this is normal in india ..when I was there they did the neighbours courtyard with gravel..they brought big rocks in a truck and smashed them into little bits with sledgehammers!..they were building a 4 lane bridge over a river not far away..entirely by hand,no excavators or machinery at all

64 The thousands of children working in India’s mines

3 mrt. 2016

Mica is a mineral used in blusher, eyeshadow, lipstick and foundation. Most of it comes from India, where child labour remains a big problem. According to local NGOs, some 5,000 children work in mica mines, most of them located in Jharkhand state. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look. A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Elise Duffau and Claire Pryde.

65 Agnus Dei – Les enfants des rues au Brésil

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Agnus Dei, réalisé en 1993, par André Luiz de Souza, est un documentaire sur les enfants des rues au Brésil. Le réalisateur, lui-même issu de ce milieu, présente un regard profond sur les enfants des rues, retraçant l’histoire de la jungle urbaine du Brésil, depuis ses origines lointaines au XVIe siècle (sous la colonisation et le régime esclavagiste), en passant par l’exode rural et les bidonvilles, jusqu’à ses manifestations actuelles : Vivre de la rue, dans la rue.

66 Kids Kidnap Grandma Prank

5 mei 2011

A bunch of kids show up in a caravan and kidnap an old woman right in front of the eyes of some innocent people charged with taking care of her.
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