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)

UNICEF’s 1997 State of the World’s Children Report, on child labor

Other UNICEF publications on child labor available from Innocenti Research Center in Bellagio, Italy (publications on child labor)

International Labor Organization,

ILO Washington office

The World Bank

UNESCO publishes some reports and studies related to child labor (do a Search for “child labor” on the UNESCO site)


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International standards, set by conventions:

ILO conventions 138, 182, and others available from

The 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child

International conventions and standards related to child soldiers, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers site (


United States

(National And State Governments)

International Labor Affairs Bureau, of US Labor Department
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 (

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


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Activists And Activist Groups

Anti-Slavery International

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs

Child Relief and You (CRY)

Child Rights Information Network

Child Workers in Asia

Childwatch International Research Network

The M.V. Foundation

MVF India – Child Rights Organization

National Consumers League

Child Labor Coalition
Global March Against Child Labor

Kailash Satyarthi

Inderjit Khurana

Ruchika Social Service Organization

The Global Campaign for Education

Human Rights Watch

International Labor Rights Fund

Save the Children Federation

Radda Barnen the Swedish Save the Children Federation

World Vision

National Coalition for Haitian Rights

Foyer Maurice Sixto (French)


Activists And Activist Groups (Kids)

Free the Children

A Bullet Can’t Kill A Dream, project started by Broad Meadows Middle School students in Quincy, Mass. Global online communication for a democratic, independent labor movement


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Labors of Love Project (bibliography; articles and curriculum materials; links)

Amnesty International
Amnesty International USA

Bibliography on street children

Childwatch International Research Network resources:

Child Workers in Asia site has bibliographic references to articles and books about child labor in Asia (

Children as Social Actors bibliography compiled by Economic and Social Research Council (


Trade Unions

AFL-CIO page on children and the global economy

American Federation of Teachers child labor resource site

International Federation of Free Trade Unions’ child labor page


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BBC Children’s Rights

The New Heroes:
see stories about Inderjit Khurana and Kailash Satyarthi

New Internationalist, issue about child labor, No. 292, July 1997


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Stolen Dreams, book by photographer Dr. David Parker

America from the Great Depression to World War II
Photography of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection (Library of Congress)

Historical Photographs of child labor in the United States, early 1900s, by Lewis Hine

Before Their Time: The World of Child Labor, by David L. Parker

Child Labor in Towns and Cities, photo essays in, April, 2000


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