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Negotiations Concluding on Domestic Worker Convention

(Geneva) - Governments, trade unions, and employers' organizations should combat child labor by adopting a new international treaty on the rights of domestic workers, Human Rights Watch said today in advance of the World Day Against Child Labor, June 12.…
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 Swept Under the Rug
 Abuses against
 Domestic Workers Around the World
 I. Introduction
 Best and
 worst government practices
 Key
 recommendations
 To Labor Ministries
 To Heads of State and Government, and…
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Report Spotlights Violence and Slavelike Conditions in 12 Countries

Click to expand Image In Malang, Indonesia, prospective domestic…
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World Leaders Must Fulfill Millennium Target for Primary Education

(New York) - Children around the world face systematic barriers to schooling that are undermining global progress towards universal primary education, Human Rights Watch said today in a report released ahead of the U.N. World Summit. Human Rights Watch…
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Letter to Salvadoran president Elías Antonio Saca

We write to express deep concern regarding the assassination of trade unionist Gilberto Soto. Mr. Soto was a U.S. citizen, born in El Salvador, and a respected union organizer for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in New Jersey. He worked to…
Report

 
 El Salvador
 TURNING A BLIND EYE
 Hazardous Child Labor in El Salvador's Sugarcane Cultivation
 GLOSSARY.. 
 I.SUMMARY.. 
 II.RECOMMENDATIONS
 III.THE USE OF CHILD LABOR IN SUGARCANE
 CULTIVATION... 
 The
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Foreign Firms Use End Product of Children’s Hazardous Work

Businesses purchasing sugar from El Salvador, including The Coca-Cola Company, are using the product of child labor that is both hazardous and widespread, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Harvesting cane requires children to use…
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NO REST Abuses Against Child Domestics in El Salvador I.SUMMARY.. II.RECOMMENDATIONS Principal Recommendations Additional Recommendations To the Legislative Assembly To the Ministry of Labor To the Ministry of Education To the Office of the Human…
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Testimonies from "No Rest: Abuses Against Child Domestics in El Salvador"

“When I was ten, I went to work in the first house. I would wash the dishes, make the beds . . . . I slept there. This was in San Salvador. They didn’t pay me because they left and went to their mother’s house and didn’t give me the address. I worked…
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Tens of thousands of girls in El Salvador work as domestics, a form of labor that makes them particularly vulnerable to physical abuse and sexual harassment, Human Rights Watch charged in a report released today. The 35-page report, “No Rest: Abuses…
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CAFTA Must Include Strong Protection for Workers' Rights

Workers' human rights in El Salvador are systematically violated by employers while the government disregards or even facilitates the abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. From December 8-12, El Salvador will be participating in the…
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The Bush administration is quietly carrying on a major new trade negotiation with Central America that could show -- contrary to the notion that globalization hurts workers -- how international trade deals can increase respect for labor rights. But the…