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  • Children toil in Ghana's illegal gold mines West Africa

    Jun 11, 2015 Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused international corporations of benefitting from hazardous child labour in Ghana's unlicensed mines, where thousands of children work under extreme conditions in violation of local and international laws.

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  • Ghanaian gold tarnished by child labor Africa DW 11.06.2015

    Jun 11, 2015 A disturbing report issued just ahead of UN World Day Against Child Labor claims the exposure of child gold miners in Ghana to life threatening risks is encouraged by inadequate checks along the supply line.

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  • Ghana: Human Rights Watch denounces use of child labour in

    Ghana: Gold refiners should act on child labour, says HRW researcher. Author: Juliane Kippenberg, Human Rights Watch. "Dispatches: Ghana: Gold Refiners Should Act On Child Labor", 12 June 2015:Mining is one of the most hazardous types of child labor, yet Ghana and many other countries have large numbers of

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  • Child Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Ghana's Artisanal Gold

    It is estimated that several thousand children work in Ghana's artisanal and small scale gold mining sector, though data is scarce.[16] There are many more boys than girls working in mining.[17] While the majority of child laborers are between the

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  • Ghana accused of using child labour in mines News Al Jazeera

    Jun 10, 2015 According to Human Rights Watch, thousands of children are working in dangerous conditions in Ghana's gold mines.

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  • HRW Report Documents Use of Child Labor in Ghana's Gold Mines

    Jun 10, 2015 HRW Senior researcher Juliane Kippenberg, in Accra, said, This has been going on for a long time because artisanal and small scale gold mining is a very longstanding and old practice in Ghana, but also in other parts of West Africa. Child labor in this sector is something that's also been going on for a

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  • Ghana: Child Labor Taints Gold Supply Chain Human Rights Watch

    Jun 10, 2015 International gold refiners who use gold from Ghana may be benefitting from hazardous child labor in unlicensed mines.

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  • Child Rights in Ghana's Gold Mines Agape Visuals

    Aug 1, 2015 In 2013, 40.7 tons of gold were exported from small scale mining sites at a trade value of US $1.7 billion. However, at many illegal galamsey mining sites, children are exploited as workers in some of the worst forms of child labor there are in Ghana. Galamsey comes from the words gather and sell and

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  • Ghana urged to end child labour in gold mines MINING

    Jun 10, 2015 Human Rights Watch says thousands of child workers are at risk for injury, poisoning and death in small and unlicensed gold mines in Ghana. (Credit: HRW Juliane Koppenberg). Ghana's mining industry has been benefiting from child labour in dangerous, unlicensed gold operations and should better

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  • Child Laborers Work In Ghana's Illegal Gold Mines: Human Rights

    Jun 10, 2015 Human Rights Watch has found several thousand child laborers working in gold mines in Ghana, one of the world's largest producers.

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