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June 11, 2013

When I was younger ...

by Marissa Costello

World Day Against Child Labour logoWhen I was younger, I use to joke with my parents that they were forcing me to do child labor for them by carrying two heavy loads of laundry or soda packages.

But child labor is really not something that should not be taken lightly when so many children in the world are deprived of an education and childhood.

On June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour, a day created by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002. This day is meant to grow worldwide attention to this issue while also  reminding us that children around ...

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February 22, 2012

Responding to child labor trafficking

What can we do to address human trafficking – particularly child labor trafficking?

The participants in the Central New York Presbytery Partnership Group seminar at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations identified the following ideas to use in their congregations, schools, and communities:

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