Newly released 2016 estimates from the International Labor Organization indicate that there are 152 million children 5-17 years old in child labor, of which about 73 million are in hazardous labor that by its nature can have adverse effects on their health, safety, and moral development. An estimated 25 million people are trapped in forced labor, including over 4 million children.
Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Around the World is a comprehensive resource developed by ILAB documenting child labor and forced labor worldwide. Data and research in this app are taken from ILAB's three flagship reports: Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor; List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor; and List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. This app fits these three information-packed reports the size of a phone book in the palm of your hand. Five things you can do with this app are:
- Check countries' efforts to eliminate child labor
- Find child labor data;
- Browse goods produced with child labor or forced labor;
- Review laws and ratifications; and
- See what governments can to do end child labor.
Using this app can be a starting point to empower yourself with knowledge about child labor or forced labor around the world. Anyone with an interest in these issues - governments, businesses, academics, civil society, consumers - can use it as a source of information to begin asking questions, taking action, and demanding change.
We are also making the data available to developers to use in their own applications, data visualizations, and mashups with other data sets through our API.