All too often, the price of gold includes a human toll. At many mining sites, children are exploited as workers.
A new report by Free the Slaves, Child Rights in Mining, examines the problem of child slavery and child labor at informal gold mines. Investigators uncovered cases of sex slavery involving young girls, which has become common at mining camps. The report also details how an FTS-led pilot project improved community attitudes toward protecting children from harmful work.
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