Evidence Of Child Labor In Mali Gold Mines NewsOne
Malis government adopted a plan in June to eliminate child labor but Human Rights Watch said the country has not done enough and the mines are not regularly inspected.
Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor Mali U.S
In addition the government published a new mining code that prohibits the use of child labor in artisanal mining. However children in Mali engage in the worst forms of child labor including in hereditary slavery and in armed conflict. Children also perform dangerous tasks in agriculture particularly in the production of cotton and rice.
Mali: Artisanal Mines Produce Gold With Child Labor Human
The 108page report A Poisonous Mix: Child Labor Mercury and Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali reveals that children as young as six dig mining shafts work underground pull up heavy
Children Mining Gold in Mali YouTube
hrw.org/news/2011/12/06/maliartisanalminesproducegoldchildlabor At least 20000 children work in Malian artisanal gold mines under extremely
Mali: End Child Labor in Gold Mines Human Rights Watch
Malis government has itself previously acknowledged the problem of child labor in artisanal gold mines and devised a child labor action plan in June 2011 with a view to ending this practice.
10 Facts About Child Labor in Mali The Borgen Project
According to the U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of International Labor Affairs the most common industries for Malis child laborers are agriculture and gold mining. Only a mere 54 percent of all Malian children attend school and as a result most Malian child labors are illiterate.
Evidence of child labor in Mali gold mines Boston.com
In 2008 Decafin unsuccessfully sued AP to stop the publi ion of an article showing that Decafin was buying gold from middlemen that in turn bought from mines using child labor in Mali.
Mali United States Department of State
International observers reported artisanal gold mines controlled by armed groups remain a concern for trafficking child labor and child soldiering. In the past a Malian armed group forcibly recruited Malian refugees in Mauritania to be child soldiers in Mali.