On The Web: Anti Slavery International: Act now to end child slavery in the chocolate industry

From Anti-Slavery International:

“Much of the chocolate we enjoy may be tainted by child slavery. Anti-Slavery International’s latest research shows the continuation of child trafficking, a form of modern slavery, to cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast, which produces almost 40% of the world’s cocoa. Instead of going to school young boys are forced to spend long days hacking open cocoa pods with machetes, handling dangerous pesticides and carrying heavy loads – work that is deemed extremely hazardous, can lead to injury and ill-health, and that no young child should have to do.”

http://www.antislavery.org/english/campaigns/cocoa_traders/default.aspx

See Also: Q&A: chocolate and child slavery campaign:

http://www.antislavery.org/english/campaigns/cocoa_traders/chocolate_and_slavery_qa.aspx

Child trafficking in cocoa industry in West Africa:

http://www.antislavery.org/english/slavery_today/child_slavery/child_trafficking_in_cocoa_industry_in_west_africa/default.aspx

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