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· September, 2011

Stories about Labor from September, 2011

Uzbekistan: Activists detained for photographing child labor

Tomyris reports that two members of an unregistered Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Society were detained by the authorities for photographing schoolchildren picking cotton in the country's southern province.

Hong Kong: Migrant Domestic Workers

Foreign domestic workers constitute 3,763,000 total workforce in Hong Kong. However, their rights are very often neglected. “Open door” a support group for FDW posted an article addressing the situation...

Bolivia: Child Workers Unionize

In Bolivia, where unions are extensively formed by members of society, another group of workers have unionized: children. Bloggers and reporters try to put this delicate issue into context.

Brazil: Chained Teachers in the Freedom Square

Brazilian blogger Beto Mafra shared [pt] videos and pictures of a demonstration of public school teachers in the state of Minas Gerais who after 101 days of strike, have chained...

China: Chinese blaze new paths in Africa

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated a NetEase story feature on Chinese people working in Africa on Chinese invested construction projects.

Lebanon: Empowering Migrant Workers With Language

A community of enthusiastic young people in Beirut, The Migrant Workers Task Force, are working to support foreign domestic workers in Lebanon whose living and working conditions are often desperately...

Indonesia: Protest of Mining Workers

Multibrand writes about the planned strike of Indonesian workers of PT Freeport, a mining company that produces the world's largest supply of Gold and Copper. The workers are demanding the...

Bangladesh: Human Trafficking – A Modern Slavery

Khairul Kuader at Bangla Rights tells how girls from Bangladeshi villages are being lured into prostitution in India offering them better jobs abroad.

Colombia: Strengthening Ties Between ‘Chiva’ Bus Owners Through Social Media

Carlos Múnera quotes [es] a reader's comment calling owners and drivers of ‘chiva’ buses to use the Internet to communicate, share ideas and inform each other about policies that could...

Chile: Mining Deaths Below Trend Through July 2011

Setty asks: “Did Chile learn anything from the trapped miners?”, and argues that Chile apparently did learn something: “This year, only 14 died through July, well below trend. In fact,...

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