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2 April 2014

Child beauty pageants not in line with Russian legislation — ombudsman

Author: Voice of Russia

Russia’s child rights ombudsman has warned parents against participation of their children in child beauty pageants, saying they violated the Civil Code. He also said that there was no control at child pageants as to whether those who worked with...

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2 April 2014

Kenyan blogger and activist wins Google Africa competition

Author: Sandra Chao, Business Daily (Kenya)

Kenyan blogger Sitawa Wafula has emerged one of the five winners of the Google Africa competition Africa Connected. Ms Wafula, a rape survivor who is both epileptic and bipolar, says she had difficulty accessing information on both rape and the...

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2 April 2014

[PDF] Children’s Rights and Business Principles Second Annual Global Event [Nairobi, Kenya, 12 May]

Author: UNICEF, UN Global Compact, Save the Children

The Second Annual Global Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) event, will take stock of the past two years of achievements in relation to the principles with a special focus on child rights and business in Africa. The event will feature an...

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1 April 2014

[PDF] Policy report: Creating markets for child-friendly growth - Addressing child labour through G20 public procurement

Author: World Vision

...[The] procurement policies and practices of G20 governments have a major impact on the global economy and the lives of these children...Well-functioning GVCs [global value chains] can...[provide] opportunities for emerging economies [but]...GVCs...

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31 March 2014

Pilot project to register births via cell phones launched [Pakistan]

Author: Daily Times (Pakistan)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a pilot project with Telenor Pakistan, aimed at using mobile technology to access birth registration. The project would play a pivotal role to improve citizens interactions through process...

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20 March 2014
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Author: Armando Ruiz, El Sol de México –Organización Editorial Mexicana (México)

En México se aplica…el protocolo de verificación para prevenir el trabajo infantil en las empresas, afirmó Ignacio Rubí Salazar, subsecretario de inclusión laboral de la Secretaría del Trabajo...Aseguró que cuando un menor trabaja, se perpetúa el...

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10 March 2014

Child labour: mineral make-up boom raises fears over ethical extraction (India)

Author: Huw Nesbitt, Guardian (UK)

After media reports of alleged links between cosmetic makeup and illnesses including cancer, discerning consumers have switched to mineral cosmetics in an attempt to find a more natural beauty alternative. Many of these mineral products contain mica,...

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10 March 2014

India: Reports of child labour in mica mines raise concerns about cosmetic industry' "ethical extraction"

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10 March 2014

Lush to remove mica from all products over child labour fears (India)

Author: Hannah Fearn & Huw Nesbitt, Guardian (UK)

[L]ush has committed to removing all traces of mica from its products over concerns that it is unable to guarantee that the mines which extract the product are free from child labour...Charities and NGOs working in India, where the mineral is mined,...

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7 March 2014

Child Labour Platform Engages Stakeholders to Eliminate Child Labour in Supply Chains

Author: UN Global Compact

At a two-day meeting of the Child Labour Platform...representatives from business, investment, civil society, trade unions, business associations, Government and the UN assessed the effectiveness of current approaches to eliminating child labour in...

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