Child Labour

10 Normal Thoughts After Giving Birth

Stacey Oakes | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

Having a baby is probably one of the most life-changing events of anyone's life and although not everyone will experience the same feelings, these are common ones that I have experienced personally as well as friends and family.

The Necessary Evil Of Syrian Child Labour In Lebanon

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

Child labour amongst Syrian refugees is rife. From begging, manual - and often dangerous - labour, or searching for scrap metal on the streets, childr...

10 Things They Never Tell You About A C-Section

Stacey Oakes | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

My Caesarean was an emergency so I'm assuming maybe not every C-Section has the volume of people in the room as I experienced. To be honest I had no idea how many there were, but my partner said it must have been close to 15 people. That's pretty crowded for a relatively small operating theatre.

Outraged About Child Labour In Fashion? Here's What You Can Do

Paula Haunit | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Style
Paula Haunit

As devastating as this week's BBC Panorama programme on Syrian refugee children working in Turkish garment factories was, its revelations do not surprise anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of the garment industry.

Bringing New Life To Maternity Care

Professor Tim Draycott | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
Professor Tim Draycott

The old adage that 'practice does not make perfect, if it is the wrong practice' is certainly true and some training programmes have even been demonstrated to do more harm than good. However, when the right training is provided for all staff in a unit, the results can be dramatic.

Child Refugees in Lebanon: Finding Hope for the Future

Dr Mairead Collins | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Dr Mairead Collins

Places for children in schools are massively important, but the international community must work harder to turn their plans into action: accelerate the implementation of education and employment initiatives on the ground to make it possible for children to actually go to school. Then children can begin to live the childhood they deserve, and find some hope for their future.

Seven Things Lynn Did Not Know About Pregnancy, the Postpartum, and Why She Became Depressed

Carmine Pariante | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents
Carmine Pariante

I met Lynn Lu, a visual artist from Singapore, in November last year. Lynn was working on an interactive performance/installation art project inspired by her own recent experience of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum.

Is It Safe For Women To Eat During Labour?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Parents

Women should be allowed to eat during labour, according to a new study. The research by the American Society Of Anesthesiologists revealed women co...

We Need to Make Awareness of PTSD at the Birth for Women and Men

Mark Williams | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

My first ever panic attack was at the birth of my son and had never experienced this before in my life. I honestly felt that my wife who I love dearly and my unborn son were going to die. Even many years on I still feel the anxiety I suffered during the twenty two hours labour my wife experienced.

The Lessons of Rana Plaza: Tackling a Silent Crisis That Begins in Childhood

Sarah Brown | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Sarah Brown

We must continue to fight for the rights of workers everywhere by ensuring that no one should be coerced or forced into unsafe work - especially not children - because that is all that is available to them. The children of the Rana Plaza disaster should be managing the factories of the future and their children should have options that those brave men and women never dreamed of. We will not get there until we ensure that all children everywhere have access to an education.

Only Children and Peace Can Change the World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

In a world that's ever engaged in plotting cross-border terrorism, loading its guns and aiming missiles across countries peace does not stand a chance. In fact, often you wonder about the probability of nations being friends with each other, all through this mayhem.

Samsung Drops Supplier Accused Of Using Child Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung has confirmed that it has cut all ties with a Chinese supplier which has been accused of using children to make products. The company revea...

Heroes of the World Cup

Nick Clements | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

These democratic heroes are also reminding us of the interconnectedness of this struggle. It is a global issue, particularly when it comes to football. The pampered players ride in their bulletproof luxury coaches with police guards through the devastating poverty of the major cities of Brazil.

Work or Starve: Child Labour in Pakistan's Brick Kilns

Richard C.W. Miller | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Richard C.W. Miller

It is estimated that child labourers now exceed 12million in Pakistan. Even worse, these children are often exposed to physical violence, long working hours and dangerous working conditions. Just a few days ago a ten-year-old boy allegedly had his hand crushed by his brick factory owner boss for refusing to work.

One Thousand Days of Syria's Conflict: Childhoods Stolen and Futures at Risk

Rosie Thompson | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Rosie Thompson

Today marks the thousandth day of the conflict. For over two and a half years, children have lived through a nightmare of death and destruction. Losing their homes, their schools and the carefree lives they once knew.

Preparing For Birth- How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

As her big day draws near Kate will be feeling both excited and nervous as she prepares for the birth of the royal baby. It has been reported that Kate has been using yoga to help her through her pregnancy. The Duchess of Cambridge is one of a growing number of expectant mothers turning to yoga to help ease physical and emotional strain.

PICTURES: Teenage Skateboarders Killed By A Child Bomber In Kabul

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

Selling trinkets, scarves and chewing gum, child street sellers cluster around the NATO buildings in Kabul to help support their families. One Sat...

Samsung To Investigate Child Labour Claims Against Supplier's Chinese Factory

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung will send a team to investigate claims of child labour at one of its suppliers' factories. A report by China Labour Watch said that HEG Ele...

India's Tobacco Girls

Davinder Kumar | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Five-year-old Aliya thinks it is some kind of a game she must soon master to be a winner. From the time she wakes up till she goes to bed Aliya watches her mother and all girls and women in her neighbourhood consumed in a frantic race. They all make beedis - the traditional hand-rolled Indian cigarettes.

Children Harvested for their Organs and Sexual Slavery

Kerry Ann Akers | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK
Kerry Ann Akers

The Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is investigating judicial officers, probation officers, orphanages and passport control ...

Why Women Take Two Hours Longer To Give Birth Than Their Grandmothers

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Pregnant women are spending more time in labour now than 50 years ago, a recent study has discovered. The research by the National Institutes of He...

Child Exploitation In Britain 'On The Rise' As Minors Trafficked For Labour

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Britain's record on protecting children from workplace exploitation worsened over the past year, new research claims. The UK was rated "medium risk...

Businesses Risk Complicity In Forced Labour Overseas

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

Forced labour is still widespread in emerging economies that are vital to the supply chains of major multinational businesses, according to analysis f...