Around the globe, investigative journalists have helped to shine a light on the millions of people trapped in child labor and forced labor, abuses often hidden in the supply chains of big brands and consumer products.
Join the U.S. Department of Labor as we launch our annual flagship reports on child labor and forced labor and explore the power of journalism in the fight to end labor exploitation. Department leaders will share the latest research findings on the scope and nature of child labor and forced labor around the globe as well as our updated tools to combat these abuses. Then, peek behind the lens of youth photojournalists in Burma documenting child labor in their communities and hear from a panel of investigative journalists about their work exposing labor exploitation in global supply chains.
Register for the Event
Join us virtually on September 28, 2022 at 10 a.m ET. Register here.
Read Our Reports
- The Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor
- The List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor
- The List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
*The latest versions of these reports will be available at the links above after the event.
Access Our Apps and Tools
Join the Conversation
For more information and ideas on ways to engage, you can download our Key Messages Toolkit.
Explore the Work of Our Panelists
Explore the power of journalism in the fight to end labor exploitation through the work of Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Don Bartletti and Associated Press Global Investigative Reporter Margie Mason.
Photography by Don Bartletti
View more the photography of Don Bartletti documenting labor abuses in the chile pepper and tomato industry in Mexico here.
Reporting by Margie Mason
Read the Pulitzer Prize Finalist reporting by Margie Mason and Robin McDowell on labor abuses in the palm oil industry here.
Access the AP series on labor exploitation in Southeast Asia’s fishing sector by Margie Mason and her colleagues here.
Virtually Tour the Photo Exhibit - Through Their Eyes: Stories of Child Labor in Burma
Since 2016, ILAB’s My-PEC project has partnered with PhotoDOC Association, founded by veteran photojournalist Christophe Loviny, to train journalists, civil society representatives, and young activists to document child labor through “photo-stories.” You can view one of these photo-stories here.