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Volume 1    May, 2011

13 Products Most Likely To Made By Child Or Forced Labor
Read the entire article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
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More than 115,000,000 of the world's children are exploited or forced into labor, according to a U.S. Department of Labor report. The DOL defines forced child labor or exploitation as:

The sale or trafficking of children Slavery or practices similar to slavery
Forced recruitment of children for armed conflict The involvement of children in drug trafficking
 The commercial exploitation of children Debt bondage or serfdom

Work most likely to harm children's health, safety, or morals.

Of these children, 60% work in agriculture, 26% in services, and 7% in industry. Some industries are terribly worse than others.

The DOL's List Of Goods Produced By Child Labor or Forced Labor lists 128 goods made by child laborers. These include basic products we use everyday. The HuffingtonPost.com ranked these products by the numbers of countries use child or forced labor to produce each good.

#13   Carpet is produced in 5 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Afghanistan, India, Iran, Nepal and Pakistan.

#12   Cocoa is produced in 5 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria.

#11  Coal is produced in 6 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

China, Colombia, Mongolia, North Korea, Pakistan and Ukraine.

#10   Diamonds are produced in 7 countries by forced labor or child labor. The countries include:

Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.

#9   Garments are produced in 6 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Argentina, China, India, Jordan, Malaysia and Thailand.

#8   Rice is produced in 8 countries by child labor or forced labor. The Countries include:

Brazil, Burma, Dominican Republic, India, Kenya, Mali, Philippines and Uganda

#7   Cattle are produced in 9 countries by forced labor or child labor. The countries include:

Bolivia, Brazil, Chad, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Namibia, Paraguay, Uganda and Zambia.

#6    Coffee is produced in 13 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Colombia, Cote d'ivoire, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, El Salvador, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Tanzania and Uganda.

#5   Bricks are produced in 15 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, India, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Peru, Uganda and Colombia.


#4   Tobacco is produced in 15 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Labanon, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

#3 Sugarcane is produced in 15 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Thailand and Uganda

#2 Cotton is produced in 16 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Argentina, Azerbaijan, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Paraguay, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Zambia.

#1 Gold is produced in 17 countries by child labor or forced labor. The countries include:

Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Mali, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Philippines, Senegal and Tanzania

The DOL lists 128 of the most common child labor markets in it's report:
List Of Goods Produced By Child Labor or Forced Labor
http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/pdf/2010TVPRA.pdf

 

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