This is a beautiful short film by John X. Carey on the plight of undocumented kids who have grown up in America, living day by day with the fear that some casual contact with the police – a traffic ticket or a traffic stop – could lead to deportation to their parent’s country of origin. To his great credit, President Obama recently called a halt to automatic deportation of people brought to this country as children, but we still await a comprehensive immigration reform, which seems unlikely to occur in this political climate.
Not a day goes by that my inbox doesn’t have a story about human suffering in some corner of the world; children trafficked into sex slavery, droughts in northern Africa, refugees fleeing civil war, children dying from HIV and other preventable diseases, hunger and malnutrition taking a toll on one third of the world’s populace. [...]
The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees issues the 2010 report on over 10 million refugees in various hot spots worldwide.
Executive summary and introductory material from the 2011 Trafficking in Persons report issued by the U.S. Department of State. For the first time this year, the Trafficking in Persons report includes the United States in the countries analyzed on how they are doing in the prevention of human trafficking and prosecution when it does occur. The report is too large to post here; for country profiles and the relevant international conventions, click here.
The first thing I noticed about Sanju Maya – the first child rescued by GoodWeave in 2012 – was her hands. I met Sanju Maya only weeks after she was found by our inspectors in Kathmandu. At 11, Sanju Maya has the body of an eight-year-old and hands of an 80-year-old, scarred from countless hours [...]
” For 215 million children, this day should be every day” (U.R. Romano) This week at Media Voices, we turn to friends, mentors and colleagues to share their views on progress and setbacks in the global campaign to end the worst forms of child labor.
Last week was quite significant in the struggle for abolition of child labour in India. The Union Minister of Labour, Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge; Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament Mrs. Sushma Swaraj as well as 65 Members of Parliament, including some of the political stalwarts of the country expressed their support and assured us [...]
The Situation Before Child Labour Committees were Created In 1994 ANPPCAN (the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect) with the support of the ILO-IPEC programme in Kenya set to fight child labour in agriculture in 5 districts in Kenya. Many children were working in poor conditions while facing health [...]
For the forgotten, whom we remember once a year… If I were a poet, this would be my opening line, like A Bed for the Night or A Brief for the Defense or Elegy, but the poem would be darker and full of Bukowski-like heartache and disdain. But I am not a poet. I am [...]