child labour

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

EU parliamentarians praise Bangladesh’s commitment to tackle child labour, workplace safety

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have warmly praised Bangladesh’s determination to meet its commitment to International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.

May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019

Millions at risk of child labour in manufacturing hubs: Study

Child labour is an "extreme risk" in one in 10 countries globally, an index has found, urging businesses to be more vigilant about abuses in their global supply chains.

May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

Where is the law and humanity for children working in domestic settings?

Around a month ago, protests broke out in Uttara after the body of a 12-year-old child named Boishakhi was recovered from a home in Sector 3, hanging from the ceiling fan.

March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019

Enforce the law on child labour

Despite the law prohibiting the employment of children, many brick kiln owners across Cumilla's Chauddagram upazila employ minors to do hazardous work.

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Brick kilns' child labour problem

Pabitra Roy, who secured GPA-5 in PEC and JSC exams, spends six months of a year working at a brick kiln to pay for his studies as well as support his family.

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

Reducing hazardous child labour

Every year the World Day Against Child Labour reminds us how far behind we still are when it comes to eradicating child labour. The Labour Act 2006 clearly states that the minimum age requirement...

November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017

Caught in labour trap

Alamgir jumped out of a human haulier inside Dhaka Cantonment and kept hollering at the top of his voice, "Jahangir Gate, Jahangir Gate".

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

Asia's unacceptable record

Out of the 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, almost two thirds—25 million people—are exploited in Asia and the Pacific. Making the region host to the largest number of victims of...

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

Children at risk

While child labour has been criminalised in Bangladesh, the social structures are such that engaging children in the labour force is commonplace.

October 9, 2017
October 9, 2017

The truth hidden in plain sight

Eradicating modern slavery in a country marred by entrenched poverty is no easy task, especially when the majority of it occurs in the private economy—in our private homes and private businesses.