News about child labor, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
And why do the police do so little about it?
By SONIA FALEIRO
9-Year-Old Child Worker Dies in Bangladeshi Textile Mill
The father of Sagar Barman accused the supervisors at Zobeda Textile Mill in Dhaka of killing his son by pumping air into his rectum.
In Turkey, a Syrian Child ‘Has to Work to Survive’
Over one million Syrian children live in Turkey, and thousands work in factories or sweatshops to provide for their families, rather than attend school.
By CEYLAN YEGINSU
Indonesian Children Face Hazards on Tobacco Farms, Report Says
Children as young as 8 working on tobacco farms are exposed to harmful nicotine and pesticides, according to Human Rights Watch researchers.
By JOE COCHRANE
Gridlocked Jakarta Becomes Even Worse, at Least for a Week
The governor of Jakarta temporarily suspended its “three-in-one” car-pool system in part because it exploits children.
By JOE COCHRANE
For a Child Actor, the Tears Didn’t Come Until It Was Too Late
An aspiring young actress couldn’t make herself cry to land a part in a big Hollywood film, leading her adult self to wonder what might have been.
A Guardian Is Accused of Holding 2 Teenagers Captive in Queens for Years
Sook Yeong Park was charged with labor trafficking, third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child for her treatment of two teenagers from South Korea.
By RICK ROJAS and JOHN SURICO
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When a Doorman Is Underage
This week’s questions are about child labor laws, tending vines and an unresponsive building management company.
By RONDA KAYSEN
Las manos de muchos jóvenes mexicanos alimentan la demanda de heroína en Estados Unidos
El gobernador del estado de Guerrero hace poco comparó a su estado con Afganistán, el productor de opio más grande del mundo.
Young Hands in Mexico Feed Growing U.S. Demand for Heroin
To meet the U.S. demand for heroin, Mexico is enlisting children to harvest opium. The money is too much to ignore for most, and the terrain is more manageable for those of slighter frame.
Feeding Syrian Children
A reader writes that a United Nations program in Syria “needs a big expansion in funding and support.”
Child Labor Rises Sharply in Syria, Upended by War and Mayhem
A report on Syrian child labor by Save the Children and Unicef suggested a majority of Syrian children are now working to support their families.
Ending Child Labor in India
A new loophole in the law and cuts in funding for education won’t combat poverty.
As Visit Ends, Obama Presses India on Human Rights and Climate Change
President Obama pressed India on Tuesday to do more to curb emissions, as he wrapped up a trip that failed to achieve a meaningful breakthrough on the issue.
By PETER BAKER and ELLEN BARRY
Children Who Labor in Fields: Yes, Here
Readers agree with an editorial condemning child labor.
A Ban on Child Labor in Tobacco Fields
The Obama administration should act on its own to restrict children from working on tobacco farms.
U.N. Report Shows an Increase in Trafficking of Children
One in three human trafficking victims is a child, most victims are female, and traffickers operate with wide impunity, the report on modern-day slavery said.
Switzerland Regrets a Cruel History
There may, at last, be restitution for “contract children” forcibly separated from their families.
Enslaved Abroad, Oppressed at Home
Although many people in Bangladesh would deny it, we practice our own form of slavery.
By LIPIKA PELHAM
Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Peace Prize Caps Decades of Fighting Child Slavery in India
Mr. Satyarthi, a co-winner the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, has labored over India’s numbingly huge problem of child slavery, and his organization is credited with freeing some 70,000 of them.