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Cocoa Child Laborers Photo Archive 1

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 09:21 -- admin

Below are some of the photos taken during our fact-finding mission to Cote D'Ivoir. Pictured are trafficked children from Mali between the ages of 8 and 14, working on a cocoa plantation. This plantation in particular supplies Cocoa to Nestle. These young boys used sharp machetes to clear brush and harvest cocoa pods.


Department of Labor Study on Child Labor

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 13:53 -- admin

NORC University of Chicago completed a draft of its study funded by the U.S. Department of Labor on children performing hazardous labor harvesting cocoa for companies like Nestle, Cargill, Mars, Mondelez, and Hershey. IRAdvocates obtained a copy from a confidential source. The final report should be released in late June. The draft report demonstrates with devastating detail that, after years of false promises by these companies to stop themselves from profiting from child abuse, there has been a dramatic increase, 2.1 million children, harvesting cocoa for these companies and others.


Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:43 -- admin

The major international cocoa company organizations, NATIONAL CONFECTIONERS ASSOCIATION, WORLD COCOA FOUNDATION, CAOBTSCO, and EUROPEAN COCOA ASSOCIATION, just filed an Amicus brief in the Court of appeals (see link below) asking the Court to rehear our recent victory against Nestle and Cargill. These companies all signed or endorsed the "Harkin-Engle Protocol" in 2001 promising to end child labor in their supply chains.


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