A look into a Turkey sweatshops use of Syrian child labor to make ISIS uniforms

June 12, 2016 by  
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Syrian refugee children are working 12-hour shifts for a little over a dollar per hour to make ISIS uniforms in a Turkey sweatshop, according to The Daily Mail . The children, reportedly sent by their parents, work in a shop that makes uniforms, backpacks, and other military gear for the Syrian market. While the factory owner Abu Zakour concedes that school would be a better place for the children, he says the parents want their children to work. Complicating the issue is the language barrier and other social barriers that dissuade Syrian children from attending Turkish public schools.

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Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and others accused of using battery parts mined with child labor

January 20, 2016 by  
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The cobalt in your smartphone’s battery could have been sourced with child labor, according to a new report from Amnesty International . The human rights organization traced the sale of cobalt, a main component in lithium-ion batteries, back to mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo and found that children as young as seven are working there to unearth the valuable mineral. Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Sony and automakers Volkswagen and Daimler are among the tech giants named in the report , which claims those companies have not been thorough enough when it comes to understanding who is mining cobalt for their products. Read the rest of Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and others accused of using battery parts mined with child labor

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Unatti Foundation girls selflessly cook for thousands of earthquake victims

May 3, 2015 by  
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The young Nepali women of the nonprofit Unatti Foundation have responded to Nepal’s devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake in a big-hearted way. These young humanitarians, aged from 4 to 20, are helping cook for over 3,500 people affected by the earthquake in Bhaktapur. The 18 girls and women are a part of Unatti Foundation’s group home, which works to educate and empower underserved girls who are often rescued from child labor. You can click here to find out how you can help the victims of the Nepal earthquake or learn more about the Unatti Foundation girls’ noble efforts in the link below. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bhaktapur , Nepal earthquake , Nepal earthquake cooking , Unatti Foundation

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How Your Eye-Shadow Puts Indian Children At Risk For Death

February 2, 2014 by  
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Do you love shimmery lip gloss, eye shadow, nail polish? That extra sparkle comes from a mineral called mica, a glittery silicate mineral that’s used in many different types of cosmetics. While the shimmer is festive, there’s nothing fun or exciting about where it comes from. Much of the mica that ends up in cosmetics, among other products, like automotive paint, comes from eastern India where it’s mined by children and processed in illegal factories. An investigation shows how this sketchy industry takes its toll on the health and well being of kids who should never be in that type of danger. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: child labor , child labor in India , cosmetics and child labor , eye-shadow , Indian children , Inhabitots , make-up ingredients , mica mining        

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Apple Supplier Pegatron Accused of Employing Minors and Imposing Overtime

July 29, 2013 by  
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US-based non-profit China Labor Watch has just issued a report which finds that three factories making Apple products impose excessive overtime on their workers and employ minors. The advocacy group said on Monday that the plants, run by the Pegatron Group violated Apple’s own standards for workers’ rights. According to the report, 70,000 employees at the three Pegatron sites work an average of 69 hours a week, “many of whom” are minors, while some other workers are interns from vocational schools. Read the rest of Apple Supplier Pegatron Accused of Employing Minors and Imposing Overtime Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: advocacy groups , Apple facilities , Apple factory China , apple human rights , apple products , apple workers , child labor , China Labor Watch , human rights , labor exploitation , labor rights violation , labor standards China , Pegatron        

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Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations

January 25, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report this week, which detailed a number of labor and environmental violations in the company’s supply chain. The most troubling revelation, and the one that is getting the most media attention, is the discovery of multiple cases of child labor, as the internal audit found that 106 children were employed at 11 factories that produced Apple products in the past year. But that isn’t all; the audit also found that many of the company’s suppliers failed to properly store and handle hazardous waste, and that over 100 facilities failed to recycle or properly dispose of hazardous waste . Read the rest of Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple audit , Apple Computers , child labor , china , corporate accountability , environmental destruction , environmental regulations , foxconn , hazardous chemicals , hazardous materials , internal audit , iPhone , labor , labor violations , mac , shenzhen , Steve Jobs , stormwater runoff , supply chain , tim cook , transparency

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Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

December 19, 2011 by  
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Hardly angelic behavior, Victoria’s Secret was recently outed in a report by  Bloomberg News that alleged the company has been using malnourished, underaged West African children to pick the cotton being used in some of its undergarments. Reporter Cam Simpson documents the story of a 13-year-old girl working on a farm in Burkina Faso that has been operating under the guise of a fair trade program designed to help women and children. Beaten and verbally abused, the young girl highlighted in the story is found laboring under horrific conditions, all to produce the cotton that will be fashioned into leopard-print hip-hugger panties and lacy fishnet thongs. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: child labor , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , Fair Trade , fair trade clothing , fair-trade cotton , fair-trade fashion , green fashion , human rights , organic cotton , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , Victoria’s Secret

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Paul Morgan Architects’ Tree Trunk House Springs Up in Australia

December 19, 2011 by  
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Apple Supplier Audit Reveals Apple Manufacturing Uses Child Labor

March 1, 2010 by  
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In Apple’s 2010 Supplier Responsibility Report they announced that, among other things, some of their suppliers were found to have hired underage workers. They also uncovered that their suppliers underpaid workers, over-worked workers, improperly disposed of hazardous waste , conducted employee discrimination, and falsified formal records meant to cover up these violations

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