Human Rights

Global index: Risk of modern slavery in 115 countries

Sixty percent of countries at high risk of using slaves, with 46 million people worldwide engaged in forced labour

Global index: Risk of modern slavery in 115 countries

India

India adopts controversial child labour bill

Measure to allow children to work in family businesses while shortening the list of banned jobs for children.

Indian parliament passes contentious child labour bill

Inside Story

Who's responsible for child slavery?

This year's World Day Against Child Labour is focusing on children working in supply chains.

Africa

Report highlights plight of DRC's 'cobalt children'

Western firms turn blind eye as child miners toil in dangerous conditions for precious "battery" mineral, Amnesty says.

Report highlights plight of DRC's 'cobalt children'

Opinion

Girls: Silent majority for how much longer?

The rights of the world's most vulnerable and the most desolate girls must be championed and made real.

Gordon Brown

by Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

India

Children of Assam forced into labour, prostitution

Children are being trafficked into forced labour and sexual exploitation in large numbers from Assam state.

India: The disappearing children of Assam

Child rights

Growing up as a refugee: 'I missed my childhood'

For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, child marriage and child labour are often a harsh reality.

Growing up as a refugee: 'I missed my childhood'

Gaza: After the war

Clearing the rubble: Gaza's child workers

In war-torn Gaza, three young brothers take on the responsibility of providing for their family.

Clearing the rubble: Gaza's child workers

Latin America

Mexico's child farm workers at risk of exploitation

Millions of Mexicans, including many children, endure terrible conditions as they pick produce destined for the West.

Risking it all

The river traders of Brazil

There is a unique and dangerous commerce system at work in Amazonia, where children risk their lives for a few pennies.

Human Rights

In pursuit of child rights in Tanzania

One former child domestic worker is fighting for change and child rights.

In pursuit of child rights in Tanzania

Inside Story

Tackling child labour

Despite existing laws and regulations, the world has so far failed to eradicate child labour.

Child labour

Millions of children hard at work in India

International Child Labour Day turns harsh spotlight on India, with the highest number of working children in the world.

Millions of children hard at work in India

Human Rights

Child labour: Where do countries stand?

A number of countries around the world have not yet ratified international child labour conventions.

Child labour: Where do countries stand?

Human Rights

Portraits of child labourers

On the World Day Against Child Labour, child labourers share their stories – and their hopes for the future.

Portraits of child labourers