The Bureau of International labor Affairs (ILAB) has names 73 countries identified with child and forced labor. The list entitled, List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor include some of the staples food in the household and some of the precious items that you like to own.
ILAB maintains that the list is published “primarily to raise public awareness about forced labor and child labor around the world and to promote efforts to combat them….” adding, “it is not intended to be punitive, but rather to serve as a catalyst for more strategic and focused coordination and collaboration among those working to address these problems.”
The list comprised of staple foods like rice, banana, strawberries to precious items like gold, silver, and diamond. Whenever, you are purchasing any of this items, and more, stop and think for a minute whether the item has been produced by a child through child labor or forced labor.
This is the time to stand up against child labor and forced labor. Every school aged kid should be in school and not working, especially doing hard labor like mining diamond, making bricks, harvesting rice, sugarcane, cocoa, coffee, and so on.