(Aashima Samuel, the National Director of EFIC@R, interviewed by CEDAR)
“In Indian villages, when we and church pastors advocated anti-child trafficking, some Hindi nationalists accused us of, or even attacked us for ‘brainwashing’ villagers to convert them into Christians. In fact, among them, there were traffickers slandering us to extinguish our anti-trafficking voice,” said Aashima Samuel, the National Director of Evangelical Fellowship of India Children At Risk (EFIC@R), CEDAR’s partner.
Continue reading Fear Not the Slander and Shadow, But to Break the Silence – Interview with Indian Anti-child Trafficking Activist
Jannatul, “The Garden of Heaven,” is the name of a girl who possesses the same transcendent glow in her life, pursuing her dreams despite social and sex limitations of her culture.
Continue reading Supporting A Young Bangladeshi Girl’s Ambition
Thousands of children in Indonesia, some just 8 years old, are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms, as described in a report released by Human Rights Watch on 25 May. The report documents how child tobacco workers are exposed to nicotine, handle toxic chemicals, use sharp tools, lift heavy loads, and work in extreme heat. The work could have lasting consequences for their health and development.
Continue reading Indonesian Child Tobacco Workers Exploited
Labour legislation is common in many areas around the world, they provide some protection to labour. However, there are many swindlers in the world who exploit labour in different ways.
Continue reading Stop Labour Exploitation by Boycotting Oppressive Corporations
“The first time I went inside, I was 14 years old. I was scared. I kept thinking what would happen to me if something went wrong.”
— Jacob, 17, Malaya, Camarines Norte
Continue reading Hazardous Child Labour in the Philippines
More than 70 percent of the world’s cocoa supply comes from Côte d’Ivoire and neighbouring Ghana. The market price for cocoa beans has fallen sharply since the 1980s and local farmers have increasingly turned to the practice of recruiting children to work the fields.
Continue reading Rapid Growth of Child Labour in Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa fields