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  1. Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 20 (IPS) - Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine.

  2. Former Child Labourer, now Lawyer, Passes on the Light of Freedom to Others

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 19 (IPS) - Amar Lai’s first memories are working alongside his parents and siblings in a quarry, breaking rocks. He was aged four.

  3. Debt Distress in Africa: Problems and Ways Forward

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, May 19 (IPS) - The COVID pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on Africa’s sovereign debt situation. Currently, 22 countries are either in debt distress or at high risk of debt distress.

  4. Technology for Tracing the Work of Child Labour Could Help End the Practice

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 18 (IPS) - Technology used to trace the origin and price of consumer goods to ensure farmers earn fair profits could easily be adapted as a tool to fight child labour Fair Trade living wage and income lead Isa Miralles told delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

  5. Political Will and Partnerships Key to Ending Child Labour, says ILOs Joni Musabayana

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 18 (IPS) - With a strong commitment from governments, businesses, labour and consumers, the scourge of child labour can be eliminated, says Dr Joni Musabayana, Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Pretoria, South Africa.

  6. Africa Expected to Strongly Support Durban Call to Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 17 (IPS) - Global goals to eradicate child labour will not be achieved without a breakthrough in Africa, where most of the world’s 160 million children entrapped in child labour work in rural regions, mostly in agriculture with their families.

  7. Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 17 (IPS) - "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour." So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International's African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting liberation icon and late South African president Nelson Mandela's famous quote about how education can change the world.

  8. Its Time To Globalise Compassion, Says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 16 (IPS) - A mere 35 billion US dollars per annum – equivalent to 10 days of military spending – would ensure all children in all countries benefit from social protection, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi told the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

  9. Undocumented Migration Puts Pressure on New Chilean Government for Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, May 16 (IPS) - The pressure of the influx of migrants, especially Venezuelans, has reached a critical level in northern Chile, and is felt as far as the capital itself, forcing the government that took office in March to create a special interministerial group this month to propose solutions that respect their human rights.

  10. Alarm Bells for Africa, Child Labour in Agriculture Requires Urgent Action

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 15 (IPS) - The Global Estimate on Child Labour estimates 160 million children are in child labour worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years – with millions more at risk due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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