Child labour

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Urgent action needed to halt trafficking of children in world’s orphanages – report
Millions of children worldwide are at risk of abuse and exploitation in institutions, often to attract funding from donors, says Lumos charity

Nicola Kelly

14, Dec, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles
EVs are seen as key in transition to low-carbon economy, but as their human and environmental costs become clearer, can new tech help?

Oliver Balch

26, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From child labourer to Oscar hopeful, the extraordinary life of PS Vinothraj
As a boy, the Tamil director saw movies made in the market where he worked. Now he’s India’s choice for awards glory

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

21, Nov, 2021 @6:45 AM

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A history of cruelty at Cressbrook Mill | Brief letters
Letters: Country diary | Birds | Figs | Music | Marina Hyde


07, Nov, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Child labor laws in some states may be weakened as US industries look to hire teens
Experts fear increased stress and loss of sleep among students as some Republicans want to allow teenagers to work longer hours

Michael Sainato

02, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Hidden pandemic’: Peruvian children in crisis as carers die
With 93,000 children in Peru losing a parent to Covid, many face depression, anxiety and poverty

Luke Taylor

16, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I had to step up’: Child labour in poorest countries rose during Covid, says report
A study finds children in Ghana, Nepal and Uganda in dangerous, exploitative work, with long hours and little pay

Lizzy Davies and Pete Pattisson

26, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Tobacco firms in move to strike out Malawi exploitation case
BAT and Imperial will on Wednesday ask the high court in London to dismiss watershed proceedings

Sarah Boseley Health editor

19, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Price of gold: DRC’s rich soil bears few riches for its miners – photo essay
As the value of gold reached new heights last year, those mining it continued to face crippling deprivation and dangerous conditions

Moses Sawasawa

12, May, 2021 @6:05 AM

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Nine and looking after the family: the children working to survive in Malawi
As sole provider for his family, nine-year-old Gift is exhausted and, despite hopes of being a teacher, gets little chance to study

Charles Pensulo in Mzuzu

19, Apr, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Mars, Nestlé and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US
Chocolate companies are among the defendants named in a lawsuit brought by former child workers in Ivory Coast

Oliver Balch

12, Feb, 2021 @10:31 PM

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Child labour, toxic leaks: the price we could pay for a greener future
Our mission to create cleaner living using natural resources could itself cause widespread environmental harm, scientists now warn

Robin McKie Science Editor

03, Jan, 2021 @8:15 AM

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