Opinion

How CNN reported on 'child slaves' who were not really enslaved

Despite what a recent CNN documentary claims, there is no pervasive child slavery problem in Ghana's Lake Volta region.

Betty Mensah

by Betty Mensah
- Samuel Okyere

Betty Mensah

101 East

Myanmar's Cycle of Debt

A look at the slums of Yangon and how families are crippled by high-interest loans as others profit from their despair.

Zimbabwe

Child labour rampant in Zimbabwe tobacco farms: HRW

Rights group says cases of child labour, worker exploitation and low pay are rife in Zimbabwe's tobacco farms.

Zimbabwe tobacco farms: Child labour, abuse rife, HRW says

Human Rights

Coca-cola will verify suppliers with blockchain

A registry for workers and their contracts will be created using blockchain's validation.

Coca-cola will verify suppliers with blockchain

Education

Q&A: The reality of free education for all in Ghana

Two NGO workers explain why, despite free tuition, some Ghanaian children still struggle to get an education.

Human Rights

Child labour a growing problem in war-torn Iraq

More than 575,000 Iraqi children are estimated to be at work instead of school, double the number from 1990.

Child labour a growing problem in war-torn Iraq

In the Field

Child labour in Mexico

We travel to Mexico to find out why so many Mexican children drop out of school to join the country's workforce.

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.

AJ IMPACT

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