Kids in the field, September 2009

Posted on September 30, 2009 by | No Comments

First reports from the 2009 Harvest

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Despite government claims to have “banned” forced child labor, Uzbekistan’s children are not been spared their annual mandatory work in the cotton fields this year. And once again, the government, through the local education departments, is the one forcing them to go.

U.S. Department of Labor labels Uzbek cotton as a forced labor product

Posted on September 10, 2009 by | No Comments

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 mandated the DOL to produce a list of goods worldwide produced with trafficked and forced labor. Today the DOL released a list of 122 products from 58 countries, and among them, cotton from Uzbekistan. See the report at the DOL’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs page: