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Child labourer

Child labourer

  • 100,000 Child Workers in Sri Lanka Read more >

    100,000 Child Workers in Sri Lanka

    by Anushiya Sathisraja. There are almost 100,000 child workers in Sri Lanka, with girls working mostly as domestic helper in towns and boys doing agricultural work in the villages. Schooling is a distant dream for many children, the survey by the Labour and Trade Union Relations Ministry shows, with 13.9 per cent of the child […]

  • Children as Young as Seven Mining Cobalt Used in Smartphones, says Amnesty

    Amnesty International says it has traced cobalt used in batteries for household brands to mines in DRC, where children work in life-threatening conditions   A cobalt mine between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images Modern-day slavery in focus is supported by: Humanity United /Annie Kelly Children as […]

  • 107,000 Child Labourers in Sri Lanka – NCPA Read more >

    107,000 Child Labourers in Sri Lanka – NCPA

    There are more than 107,000 child labourers in Sri Lanka according to a survey conducted in 2008, Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) Natasha Balendra said yesterday. June 12 marks World Day Against Child Labour, and the NCPA has adopted this year’s slogan ‘No to Child Labour – Yes to Quality Education’ as […]

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