Child Labor on the BBC

There is also this video about bonded child labor in India.  You can read the story here.  Check out what our friends at the Rugmark
are doing to address child labor abuses in the carpet industry in India, among other countries.

Finally, a story about 34 boys who were trafficked from Cote d'Ivoire to Mali  in hopes of becoming
soccer stars also surfaced this week. The boys' parents paid hundreds of dollars each to a trafficker who promised that he could help the young men make it big on a soccer team in
Europe. The story is reminiscent of how many children
in the cocoa industry in Cote d'Ivoire (including the plaintiffs in ILRF’s lawsuit against Nestle, ADM and Cargill)
are trafficked from Mali,
lured by similar promises. Luckily,
these young men were found and the trafficker was arrested.

Ways to Take Action:

1) Send
a letter to Nestle
telling them to Stop Using Child Labor!

2) Enter
the Fair Trade Chocolate Essay and Art Contest!

3) Spread
awareness in your community. Order our
posters here.

4) Add
us as your friend on MySpace.

5) Stay
in touch! Contact Tim at tim.newman [at] for the latest on our
child labor campaigns.