Tackling child labour on Malawi’s tobacco farms

A campaign against child labour in Malawi has resulted in 2,000 children being removed from hazardous tobacco farms – but more needs to be done. 6 June 2011: A campaign against child labour in Malawi has resulted in 2,000 children being removed from the country’s hazardous tobacco farms – but more needs to be [...]

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The children working the tobacco fields: ‘I wanted to be a nurse

She looks up in some wonderment, unused to questioning such a life for a child. She is not unusual. There are 18 tenant families on this tobacco farm in the Kasungu district of Malawi, each living in a straw hut. Only two of the other girls go to school, she says. Two-year-old Jackson Phiri stumbles [...]

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38 percent of Malawian children in child labour

The 2015 Malawi National Child Labour survey has revealed that 38 percent of Malawian children aged between five and 17 years are into child labour. Child labour is referred to the engagement of children in prohibited work and, more generally, in types of work that are socially and morally undesirable. According to the results of [...]

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