Children wasting away in gold mines in Eastern Uganda

A report from a study conducted by Platform for Labor Action in partnership with Ecological Christian Organization (ECO) and Education for Young People in Uganda (Somero) in August 2017 in Moroto and Bugiri districts on child labor shows that 75.3% of the children in the gold mines had chest pain.

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Government should curb child labour in gold mining | The ...

Almost half of child labour (72.1 million) is in Africa and concentrated primarily in agriculture and mining. Studies by the ILO found that most child labour takes place within the family unit or ...

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In Burkina Faso, getting children out of the gold mines ...

The number of children involved in child labour declined by about one third between 2000 and 2012, but progress in eliminating the practice has been slow. Continuing the effort to end child labour is just one of the 25 achievements we are celebrating as we approach the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in November.

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Ghana urged to end child labour in gold mines - MINING.COM

2015/06/10 · “Ghana should lead the way in Africa by developing a comprehensive strategy for safe, professional, and child-labour-free gold mining,” said the study’s lead researcher Juliane Kippenberg in ...

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Ghana accused of using child labour in mines - The Mail ...

2015/06/11 · “Ghana should lead the way in Africa by developing a comprehensive strategy for safe, professional, and child labor-free gold mining,” Kippenberg said. “That way, Ghana’s gold can truly ...

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Congo officials vow to tackle child labour at mines as ...

2020/06/24 · Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeastern mining heartland are boosting efforts to tackle child labour amid concerns that the child labour could drive more families to put their children to work in mines, officials said. Congo is Africa's main producer of copper and the top globa

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Child Mining: 10 Facts (click on ... - Child Labor Coalition

2014/08/01 · Children can be found working in mines in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and in parts of Europe. Work for child miners includes digging shafts, crushing rocks, and carrying ore in gold mines and digging, scraping and lifting in salt mines and carrying and crushing large stones in quarries.

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Slave labour behind 'blood diamonds' jewellery dug from ...

2015/10/01 · 'Blood diamonds' dug from African mines by children as young as 11, gold taken from 25m underwater by kids aged 9: The slave labour scandal behind the jewellery hanging around your neck

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Ghana accused of using child labour in mines - Africa Briefing

Ghana's mining industry has been benefiting from child labour in unlicensed mines, Human Rights Watch has said, after conducting field observations in the in the Western, Central and Ashanti Regions. It is estimated that thousands of children, mostly between the ages of 15 and 17, have been working in perilous conditions pulling ore out of shafts and processing it with toxic mercury violating ...

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Cobalt mining in Congo: Children "struggling" under ...

CBS News' investigation of child labor in African cobalt mines revealed the shocking fact that tens of thousands of children are still growing up without a childhood. On Monday we showed you how...

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