PRODUCED BY COCOA PLANTATION SLAVES?
RED CARD TO CHILD LABOR
Cher is supporting the “Red Card
to Child Labour!” campaign, announced at the closing of the Global
Conference on Child Labor in Brasilia.
The Society is a founding organization of the Global March
Against Child Labor.
There are 168 million child
workers around the world and more than half of them are trapped
in the worst forms of child labour. They work in fields, mines
and factories and many are sexually abused, exploited in the
drug trade or forced to join armies and militias.
March 9, 1927:
Slavery Convention 1926
entered into force
March 25, 1807:
Slave Trade Bill,
British vessels engaging in
the slave trade, received the
Royal Assent (ie, it became law)
March 28, 1760:
Birth of Thomas Clarkson,
leading British abolitionist and
Reverend John Clarkson, one of the Society's Board of Trustees
February 6, 2014
17 boys rescued in raid
Delhi police and Labor Department rescued 17 boys during a
raid in central Delhi, following a complaint by the Society’s
partners, the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA).
The children had been trafficked from the States of Bihar and
Uttar Pradesh and were forced to work in appalling conditions
making bags and plastic accessories.
The youngest is 10.
They were made
to work for 14 hours a day till 1 am at night. They were paid a
only 12 rupees a day.
Preliminary medical tests revealed a high level of
malnourishment among the victims.
A 12-year-old boy who is suffering from chicken pox said his
employer did not take him to a doctor even though he pleaded
The rescued children have been placed in the BBA’s Mukti Ashram,
a child home run by the BBA for rescued children before they are
returned to their parents.
Six employers were arrested.
The raids in
Qutb Road and Ramnagar localities of Paharganj were led by the
Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Karol Bagh, officials of the labour
department, police, besides members of BBA.