Archive for March 2nd, 2023


Unprotected by Labor Law, Child Farm Workers Risk Health and Lives


A 15-year-old girl works on a tobacco farm in North Carolina. © 2013 Human Rights Watch
1 March 2023 (HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH)* — A devastating new investigation by the New York Times found migrant children across the United States working in dangerous jobs in violation of US child labor laws.
There is more to this story. A group of often-overlooked US child workers – those working in agriculture – regularly risk their health and lives in dangerous jobs. But their backbreaking work rarely violates child labor laws because they lack basic protections given to other child workers.

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Number of Children Worldwide without Access to Social Protection Continues to Rise, Putting Them at Risk of Poverty, Hunger and Discrimination

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN NEWS)* — The number of children worldwide without access to social protection continues to rise, putting them at risk of poverty, hunger and discrimination, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Wednesday []

UNICEF are providing support for vulnerable children in Gujarat, India.
© UNICEF/Vinay Panjwani | UNICEF are providing support for vulnerable children in Gujarat, India.

Between 2016 and 2020, an additional 50 million boys and girls aged 15 and under missed out on child benefits, driving up the total to 1.46 billion globally

Increased risk of hardship 

Child and family benefit coverage rates either fell or stagnated in every region of the world during this period, according to the report.

For example, Latin America and the Caribbean saw coverage decline significantly, from roughly 51 per cent to 42 per cent, whereas rates remained around 21 per cent in Central and Southern Asia. 

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