Websites Related to Child Labor

Escaping any threat takes a lot of knowledge and so is the child labor. For example parents of threatened kids will benefit their family budgets if they know as much possible about the Brit method which, if implemented right, gives great results on everyone’s bank account.

  • International Agencies
  • International Standards
  • United States
  • Activists and Activist Groups
  • Activists and Activist Groups (Kids)
  • Trade Unions
  • Bibliographies
  • Journalism
  • Photography

International Agencies

UNICEF’s (home page) www.unicef.org

UNICEF’s 1997 State of the World’s Children Report, on child labor http://www.unicef.org/sowc97/

Other UNICEF publications on child labor available from Innocenti Research Center in Bellagio, Italy (publications on child labor) http://www.unicef-irc.org/

International Labor Organization, www.ilo.org

ILO Washington office http://www.us.ilo.org/

The World Bank http://www.worldbank.org

UNESCO publishes some reports and studies related to child labor (do a Search for “child labor” on the UNESCO site) http://www.unesco.org

 

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International standards, set by conventions:

ILO conventions 138, 182, and others available from www.ilo.org

The 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child http://www.unicef.org/crc/

International conventions and standards related to child soldiers, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers site (http://www.child-soldiers.org/)

 

United States

(National And State Governments)

International Labor Affairs Bureau, of US Labor Department
http://www.dol.gov/ilab/
U.S. politicians who have shaped policy and U.S. budgets on child labor include Sen. Tom Harkin. Find information about bills concerning child labor by searching on “child labor” on the Library of Congress’ Thomas site (http://thomas.loc.gov/)

The federal law governing child labor is the Fair Labor Standards Act, which was passed in 1938. States have child labor laws as well.

State child labor officials http://vocserve.berkeley.edu/CenterFocus/CF8guide.html

 

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Activists And Activist Groups

Anti-Slavery International www.antislavery.org/

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs http://www.afop.org

Child Relief and You (CRY) http://www.cry.org/

Child Rights Information Network http://www.crin.org/

Child Workers in Asia http://www.cwa.tnet.co.th/

Childwatch International Research Network http://www.childwatch.uio.no

The M.V. Foundation

MVF India – Child Rights Organization

National Consumers League
www.nclnet.org/

Child Labor Coalition
www.stopchildlabor.org
Global March Against Child Labor http://www.globalmarch.org

Kailash Satyarthi
http://www.pbs.org/opb/thenewheroes/meet/satyarthi.html

Inderjit Khurana
http://www.pbs.org/opb/thenewheroes/meet/khurana.html

Ruchika Social Service Organization ruchika.org

The Global Campaign for Education http://www.campaignforeducation.org/

Human Rights Watch http://www.hrw.org

International Labor Rights Fund http://www.laborrights.org/

Save the Children Federation http://www.savethechildren.org/

Radda Barnen the Swedish Save the Children Federation http://www.rb.se

World Vision http://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/master.nsf/

National Coalition for Haitian Rights http://www.nchr.org/hrp/restavek/haiti_insight3.htm

Foyer Maurice Sixto (French) http://www.haiticulture.ch/Restavek.html

 

Activists And Activist Groups (Kids)

Free the Children http://www.freethechildren.org

A Bullet Can’t Kill A Dream, project started by Broad Meadows Middle School students in Quincy, Mass. http://www.mirrorimage.com/iqbal

 

http://www.labornet.org Global online communication for a democratic, independent labor movement

 

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Bibliographies

Labors of Love Project (bibliography; articles and curriculum materials; links) www.childlabor.org

Amnesty International www.amnesty.org/
Amnesty International USA www.Amnestyusa.org

Bibliography on street children
http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/humanrights/bibliographies/kidbib.street.html

Childwatch International Research Network resources:
http://childhouse.uio.no/

Child Workers in Asia site has bibliographic references to articles and books about child labor in Asia (http://www.cwa.tnet.co.th/)

Children as Social Actors bibliography compiled by Economic and Social Research Council ( http://www.hull.ac.uk/children5to16programme/biblio.htm)

 

Trade Unions

AFL-CIO page on children and the global economy
http://www.aflcio.org/issues/jobseconomy/globaleconomy/children/

American Federation of Teachers child labor resource site
http://www.aft.org/topics/international/child-labor/resources.htm

International Federation of Free Trade Unions’ child labor page http://www.icftu.org/focus.asp?Issue=childlabour&Language=EN

 

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Journalism

BBC Children’s Rights
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/features/childrensrights/help.shtml

The New Heroes:
see stories about Inderjit Khurana and Kailash Satyarthi
http://www.pbs.org/opb/thenewheroes/

New Internationalist, issue about child labor, No. 292, July 1997
http://www.newint.org/issue292/content.html

 

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Photography

Stolen Dreams, book by photographer Dr. David Parker
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/gallery

America from the Great Depression to World War II
Photography of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html

Historical Photographs of child labor in the United States, early 1900s, by Lewis Hine
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/207-b.html

Before Their Time: The World of Child Labor, by David L. Parker
http://www.childlaborphotographs.com

Child Labor in Towns and Cities, photo essays in Changemakers.net, April, 2000
http://www.changemakers.net/studio/00april/jarman2.cfm

 

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