Tag Archives: child labor

152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO

indigenous child
INDIGENOUS CHILD. Jeraldine Aboy, from the ethnic group Manobo Pulangihon, says she worked in a Bukidnon plantation at the age of 6. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Half of these child laborers are exposed to hazardous work

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 19, 2017) — Despite major gains in minimizing child labor, there remains 152 million children engaged in forced work according to the new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) released Tuesday, September 19. Continue reading 152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO

Groups urge to legalize small-scale mining to stop child labor

child laborers in the philippines can be as young as 5
CHILD LABOR. Child laborers in the Philippines can be as young as 5. File photo from HRW

Out of 350,000 workers in small-scale gold mining, 18,000 are women and children

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2017) — Archie Rapacon, now 16, started mining at age 11.

Although his parents – miners themselves – did not force him to continue mining work, he said that he preferred this because he is earning P180 to 200 a day. His family needs the income as well since his father has an undiagnosed ailment. Continue reading Groups urge to legalize small-scale mining to stop child labor

Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor

the international labor organization, together with several national government agencies
ENDING CHILD LABOR. The International Labor Organization, together with several national government agencies, vows to end child labor by 2025. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Their campaign #1MBatangMalaya aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate child labor by 2025

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 12, 2017) — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) estimates that there are around 2.1 million Filipino children exposed to hazardous labor, which includes mining.  Continue reading Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor