Worldwide, there are 150 million child laborers. The ILO has took it upon itself to stop it.
British American Tobacco giant disputed claims made by UK law firm that it profits from child and forced labor on tenant farms in Malawi. It follows a pre-action letter sent on behalf of 2000 tenant farmers.
Many children in Africa have to work as domestic help, on plantations or in prostitution to survive. They are robbed of their childhood and guaranteed a life in poverty if they are kept out of school.
The German-run social program in northern Romania reportedly took large sums of state money to 're-educate' wayward teens — and instead turned them into forced labor. The project's managers deny any wrongdoing.
The boy was sexually abused by adult perpetrators but was alleged to have later turned on other children. He was one of more than 30 children between the ages of three and 13 to have been abused at the German campsite.
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