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12 June 2015

Guide for business on creating opportunities for children's participation

Author: Save the Children

This guide serves to inspire businesses and civil society organizations (CSOs) interested in respecting and supporting children’s rights and specifically, the child’s right to be heard as it relates to the ten Children’s Rights and Business Principles...

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12 June 2015

Handbook on "child labour free zones": Examples from Africa, Central America, Eastern Europe & South Asia

Author: Stop Child Labour

To share experiences and inspire others to implement and support the area-based approach towards child labour free zones, the international Stop Child Labour movement has developed a handbook with experiences from around the world. The ‘5 x 5 stepping...

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4 June 2015

Video: "Integrating a child rights perspective into business"

Author: Alinde Johansson, UNICEF

"Integrating a child rights perspective into business", 27 May 2015...

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22 May 2015

Commentary: Diluting India's child labour law will trap families in cycle of poverty

Author: Rikke Nöhrlind of International Dalit Solidarity Network & Gerard Oonk of India Committee of the Netherlands in Guardian (UK)

The Indian government is making severe cuts to budgets that address discrimination and the welfare of the country’s most marginalised people. In a deeply flawed strategy, they are relaxing legislation on child labour as a means to alleviate poverty....

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13 May 2015

Commentary: "Child labour won't stop with conflict-free labels and voluntary codes"

Author: Josephine Moulds, Guardian (UK)

A fight is brewing in Europe over new rules for companies to report on so-called "conflict minerals", which are commonly found in mobile phones, laptops, lightbulbs and jewellery...Campaigners say the proposals do not go far enough and the European...

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3 February 2015

UN Guiding Principles key to help eliminate child labour in tobacco, says foundation

Author: Innocent Mugwagwa, ECLT Foundation

"What the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) Means for Children", 27 Jan 2015...

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23 January 2015

UNICEF on how firms can promote children’s rights in global supply chains

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21 January 2015

"What companies can do to promote respect and support for children’s rights" - UNICEF

Author: Subajini Jayasekaran and Chris Kip, UNICEF, in Guardian (UK)

[M]ore than 168 million children are still suffering [in child labour] worldwide...[in sectors including] agriculture, services and manufacturing...[P]oor working conditions [for women] and lack of maternity rights can...[also] directly affect their...

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16 January 2015

UK: Insurance companies accused of suppressing facts about child sex abuse in council care homes

Author: David Barrett, Telegraph (UK)

"Insurance companies 'suppressed facts' about child sex abuse", 14 Jan 2015...

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12 December 2014

UNICEF blog: "The day financial managers got serious about children’s rights"

Author: Samah Abbasi, UNICEF UK, on Guardian Sustainable Business

"The day financial managers got serious about children’s rights", 4 Dec 2014...

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