Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Websites Related to Child Labor

Websites Related to Child Labor

International Agencies

UNICEF’s (home page)
UNICEF’s 1997 State of the World’s Children Report, on child labor
Other UNICEF publications on child labor available from Innocenti Research Center in Bellagio, Italy (publications on child labor)
International Labor Organization,
ILO Washington office
UNESCO publishes some reports and studies related to child labor (do a Search for "child labor" on the UNESCO site)

International standards, set by conventions:

ILO conventions 138, 182, and others available from
The 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child
International conventions and standards related to child soldiers, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers site (

United States

(National And State Governments)

U.S. politicians who have shaped policy and U.S. budgets on child labor include Sen. Tom Harkin. Find information about bills concerning child labor by searching on "child labor" on the Library of Congress’ Thomas site (
The federal law governing child labor is the Fair Labor Standards Act, which was passed in 1938. States have child labor laws as well.

Activists And Activist Groups

Anti-Slavery International
Child Relief and You (CRY)
Childwatch International Research Network
The M.V. Foundation
Ruchika Social Service Organization
The Global Campaign for Education
Save the Children Federation
Radda Barnen the Swedish Save the Children Federation
National Coalition for Haitian Rights
Foyer Maurice Sixto (French)

Activists And Activist Groups (Kids)

Free the Children

A Bullet Can’t Kill A Dream, project started by Broad Meadows Middle School students in Quincy, Mass. Global online communication for a democratic, independent labor movement


Labors of Love Project (bibliography; articles and curriculum materials; links)
Amnesty International
Amnesty International USA
Childwatch International Research Network resources:
Child Workers in Asia site has bibliographic references to articles and books about child labor in Asia (
Children as Social Actors bibliography compiled by Economic and Social Research Council (

Trade Unions

AFL-CIO page on children and the global economy
American Federation of Teachers child labor resource site
International Federation of Free Trade Unions’ child labor page


The New Heroes:
see stories about Inderjit Khurana and Kailash Satyarthi
New Internationalist, issue about child labor, No. 292, July 1997


America from the Great Depression to World War II
Photography of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection (Library of Congress)
Historical Photographs of child labor in the United States, early 1900s, by Lewis Hine
Before Their Time: The World of Child Labor, by David L. Parker
Child Labor in Towns and Cities, photo essays in, April, 2000

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