Child labor in Pakistan: Interview
with IA Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Rediff.com The Society's Secretary-General has met him and he is
an ornament to Pakistan, although evil and wicked men think
Europe, Sex slavery is thriving despite raids'. The
New York Times
Consumer awareness: 'Promote
warfare - buy a cell phone'. NewsMax.com
Child labor in India: 'Legislation
for rationalising labor laws to be introduced'.
Child labor in China: 'China
bans child labor'. Asia Times
Rica plan to fight child labor. CNN
Consumer awareness: 'Walt
Disney Co used child labor'. The Ledger, Florida
8 October 2002
Consumer awareness: 'Sweatshop
accusation hits Disney'. The San Diego Union-Tribune
Consumer awareness: 'Group
rips Disney over labor conditions in Bangladesh'. The
San Diego Union-Tribune
Consumer awareness: 'Disney
a target in sweatshop fight'. Orange County Register
7 October 2002
Consumer awareness: 'Workers
say "Pooh" to Disney practices'. Daily News
These reports suggest that Walt Disney & Co is directly
involved in the employment of child labor. The Society
conducted a mission to Bangladesh to investigate the
production of toys by child labor and an investigation of the
production of toys in Indonesia under license from Walt Disney
& Co. We found that a number of toys and other
products bearing licensed designs and trade marks owned by Walt
Disney & Co were being made produced by young teenage
girls. The Society did not find that Walt Disney & Co
was directly involved in the use of child labor. The
factory owners and the licensees were not connected with Walt
Disney & Co apart the license. The licensees had
contracted with the factory owners to produce the
products. The licensees obtained the license from Walt
Disney & Co.
did, however, suggest that Walt Disney & Co insert a term or
condition in its license contracts that products bearing its
designs and trade marks not be produced by child labor and that
the licensee pay a predetermined amount of liquidated damages in
child laborers rescued. Australian Broadcasting
slave in Niger flees his master who regularly whipped him and
ordered him to be castrated as a punishment. BBC
of Francis Bok, a runaway slave from Sudan. Black
of African cocoa plantation slaves "exaggerated" says
Nigerian-based International Institute for Tropical Agriculture.
BBC World Service
The Society largely agrees with the conclusions of this
report. The Society conducted a Mission to West Africa and
we never asserted that there were huge numbers of slaves on the
cocoa plantations. Nor did we ever attack the governments
in West Africa. However, even a few hundred slaves is an
issue, particularly for the slaves concerned.
labor in Afghanistan. Associated Press San-Antonio
tariff measures on child labor. Business Day (Bangkok)
Swami Agnivesh re-appointed to UN Trust Fund on Slavery
5 August 2002
women held in Namibian king's compound. The Namibian
July - 6 August 2002
of the United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and
Protection of Human Rights in Geneva
citrus contractors convicted under US federal anti-slavery
legislation. The Associated Press/ The Picayune News
Florida slavery conviction may held farm workers. The
Associated Press/ The Herald Tribune
and children trafficked into forced prostitution in the Hellenic
Republic (Greece). Kathimerini (Greece)
the African Child. This Day (Lagos, Nigeria)
the African Child marked against a gloomy background.
African Church Information Service
blind eye to slavery. The Washington Post
States "free from child labor". Gulf News
labor summit to be held in Hawaii. Pacific Business
demanded into sex slave trade. Associated Press/Dayton
child labor wisely. The Christian Science Monitor
Labor in Uzbekistan. Radio Free Europe
World Day Against Child Labor. ILO, Geneva
is World Day Against Child Labor. The Jamaica Observer
Day Against Child Labor. Black Britain
urges end to child labor on World Day Against Child Labor.
launches World Day Against Child Labor. Voice of
on efforts against child labor. UN
to take action on children in agriculture. Human
inaugurates World Day Against Child Labor. Islamic
Republic News Agency (Iran)
Labor Department report on slavery in Uganda and Tanzania.
The East African
key to battling child labor. Latin America Press
hits back at US report on slavery. Radio Australia
of State Colin Powell pledges to fight slave trade.
The Associated Press/The Miami-Herald
of State Colin Powell on US battle against slavery.
The Associated Press/The San Antonio Express-News
Secretary of State Colin Powell on US aims to end slavery.
The Associated Press Tallahassee Democrat
5 June 2002
of State Colin Powell launches US State Department Trafficking
in Persons Report. US Department of State
of State Colin Powell: "Stop human trafficking!"
The Associated Press/ABC
labor on ILO agenda. ILO Geneva
Senate tackles child labor in Trade Bill. Reuters
ring in Texas. MSNBC
government "open" to slavery findings by UN group.
- 31 May 2002
of the United Nations Working Group on Contemporary Forms of
Slavery in Geneva
- 10 May 2002
Special Session on Children in New York
18 April 2002
senator urges business to act on slave and child labor.
The Jamaica Observer
of women sold in slave markets in Pakistan. Amnesty
of women sold in slave markets in Pakistan. The
First Lady in role to combat child labor. Arabic News
Anniversary of the murder of Iqbal Masih on 16 April 1995.
to raise funds to buy slaves in Sudan out of slavery criticized.
The Kansas City Star
Conference on child labor in Casablanca. Arabic News.
The Society's Secretary-General meets with the Ambassador to
Cambodia to discuss slavery and trafficking of children in
of Mission to Sudan by US-led Eminent Persons Group on Slavery,
Abduction and Forced Servitude. United Nations
in Sudan. Cape Code Times
Slavery in Haiti. Naples Daily News (Miami, Florida)
and child labor in Haiti. South Florida Sun
in Nigeria. AfricaOnLine.com
international commission on slavery meets officials in Sudan.
Department of Labor grants to fight child labor.
TOMRIC News Agency (Tanzania)
for Nepalese organization fighting trafficking of girls into
slavery in India. South African Press Association
of Nigeria's Vice-President on West African child slave trade.
team investigates slavery in Sudan. Voice of America
team investigates slavery in Sudan. Reuters
don't have child labor" in garment manufacturing industry
in Sri Lanka, says Chairman of Sri Lanka's Apparel Exporters
Association. BCC World Service
market in Brcko in Bosnia-Herzegovina Sunday Herald
5 April 2002
Polish slave traders trafficking in women and girls arrested by
police in Poland. Independent
4 April 2002
to combat child labor on tobacco plantations in Pakistan.
The Frontier Post (Pakistan)
3 April 2002
Child labor on tobacco plantations in Malawi. BBC
2 April 2002
news in West African slave trade in children from Nigeria to
Gabon. This Day (Nigeria)
measures against West African child slave trade. South
African Press Association
Government Minister in Malawi describes increase in child labor.
The Chronicle Newspaper (Malawi)
Trade Group targets Mars Inc over slaves on cocoa plantations.
The Washington Post
government of Pakistan committed to elimination of the worst
forms of child labor, says Minister. The Frontier Post
Readers should note that the Minister's assertion that the
"carpet industry is under control to a great extent"
is incorrect, as a recent undercover operation in Pakistan by
the Society revealed very young children working in
bondage weaving carpets. Some of the photographs
secretly taken under that mission appear on our website.
female slaves in USA forced into servitude by vice rings.
North Jersey News
against chocolate manufacturers. Reuters
labor in Gabon. This Day (Nigeria)
servile marriages. Daily Trust (Nigeria)
of slavery in Sudan.
tackles child labor in West Africa. ICFTU (Geneva)
team to tackle slavery in Sudan. UN
Slavery Commission. US State Department, Washington DC
Slaves on cocoa plantations: a different perspective in a letter
from a Nigerian. Accra Mail
labor in Zimbabwe. The Herald (Zimbabwe)
of children in East Africa. The East African Standard
Labor on coffee plantations in Kenya. The East African
Bill in one of Nigeria's States to ban female genital
mutilation. This Day (Nigeria)
labor on tobacco plantations in Malawi. African Church
al-Qaeda and the Taliban revived slavery and the slave
trade in Afghanistan. Report by Time. It should
be pointed out that the Society is not responsible for this
by ex-slave from Sudan. Tennessee
against See's, Mars and Hershey's to take action to prevent use
of child slaves on plantations producing cocoa for chocolate
candies. The San Diego Union-Tribune
slave trade. Boston Phoenix.
force chocolate industry to take steps to stop slave production.
Straight Goods (Canada).
Entry into force of the Optional Protocol on the Convention of
the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed
Conflict (upon signature by the Republic of Lebanon).
Reports of Albanian slave owners killing their slaves by
cementing them into kitchen sinks and dropping them into the
Robert Redford campaigns against slavery of girls in India.
Reports of the use of forced labor by the government of the
Republic of Rwanda in the mining of ores in areas of the Congo
which it occupies. It is reported to be using prisoners as
Free Chocolate? AlterNet.org
sacrifice in London. BBC
Entry into force of the Optional Protocol on the Convention of
the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children.
slavery in Niger. BBC