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2 October 2019

Malawi: Women resort to having sex with fishermen in order to get something to eat

Author: Lameck Masina, Voice of America

"Poor Women in Malawi Forced to Trade Sex for Fish"...

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5 January 2012

Conflict and economic downturn cause global increase in reported child labour violations – 40% of countries now rated ‘extreme risk’ by Maplecroft

Author: Maplecroft

An annual study by risk analysis firm Maplecroft has revealed that 76 countries now pose ‘extreme’ child labour complicity risks for companies operating worldwide, due to worsening global security and the economic downturn. This constitutes an...

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7 July 2011

The Congo Connection between Slavery and Conflict Minerals [article & video]

Author: Tracy Fehr, Enough, Free the Slaves [USA]

In eastern Congo today, the mines have become a source of not only conflict minerals, but also a source of human slavery. The mines of eastern Congo are run by multiple armed groups, many of whom have strategically attacked and raped civilians in...

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25 May 2011

[PDF] Private Security Companies and Children's Rights

Author: UNICEF

Current frameworks do not sufficiently consider [how children's rights are impacted by private security companies]...UNICEF, Save the Children and the Global Compact have been leading an initiative to develop a set of principles for Business on...

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30 December 2010

Ex-child soldiers step into fashionable world [Sri Lanka]

Author: Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka)

The latest fashion of the town has reached them. Instead of deadly cyanide vials and 'dog tags', ragged blood stained Tiger uniforms and rubber slippers boys wear silver chains, bracelets, denims, figure hugging T-shirts and sandles decorate them.....

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1 June 2010

Demand for “conflict minerals” endangers Congo’s women and children

Author: Shawna Templeton, World Vision U.S.

The protracted war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amounts to one of the bloodiest conflicts since World War II. More than 5 million lives have been lost since the war began in 1998. Civilians — especially women and children — are targeted...

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6 December 2009

Human Rights and Cell Phones: Something Every Consumer Should Know

Author: miravu

Ever wonder what goes into making a cheap, throw-away cell phone? Nearly 30 percent of the minerals used to make electronics are dubbed “conflict minerals,” mined by children in a war-torn region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo...Documented...

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26 November 2009

Burmese junta increases forced labour and child soldiers

Author: asianews.it

50% increase in complaints of forced labour and more than half involving children and young people enrolled in the army...Defence of human rights groups confirm that the Burmese military junta continues a campaign of forced recruitment of minors into...

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29 April 2009

New Report: Conflict Minerals in Cell Phones Perpetuating Use of Child soldiers

Author: Child Soldier Relief

The GrassRoots Reconciliation Group, a non-profit dedicated to bringing together “local community members and ex-child soldiers of the LRA who have escaped from rebel captivity,” has co-written a report with the Enough Project linking the demand for...

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20 July 2008

Recruiting Child Soldiers: Why Children Fight in Wars

Author: Victor Mobley, Intl. Affairs

The existence of child soldiers will not come to an end until the world attacks the root causes: poverty, lack of economic opportunity, and social inequality...it has become too easily for a young child to become a well-trained killing machine. The...

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