Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Saturday, July 16, 2011

And You Thought Tobacco Only Harmed the Smoker

The International Labor Rights Forum continues to passionately address the forced labor that occurs on tobacco farms with extensive research and ILRF’s Tobacco Campaign. ILRF was excited to support WOJA and OtaƱez in their efforts to address the hazardous industry of tobacco that is riddled with child laborers and the labor of pregnant women. A shocking 78% of children between the ages of 10 to 14 and 55% of 7 to 9 year olds work full or part-time with their parents on tobacco farms internationally.!+Mail