Fixing Fashion to Save the Planet

December 02, 2016

Fashion is the second largest industrial polluter on the planet. The University of Cambridge’s Centre for Study of Existential Risk (CSER) investigates threats to humanity posed by technology and human activity. At the top of their list, climate change firmly rests as the greatest self...

Can Photography End Child Labor?

October 09, 2015

Are images capable of moving policymakers to act? Three workers are pouring molten metal in a shipyard in Dhaka. One of them, his face and body covered in soot, is smiling. He seems no older than 10 years old, and this is not a place for him. Is the photographer just a silent witness to the...

Stop Child Labor in Nepal

June 12, 2015

Nepalese policymakers must examine economic factors when drafting solutions to combat child labor. Imagine somewhere in Kathmandu that a child is dancing to the songs of his blind father for money. Such a heartwarming sight, no doubt. Given how cheap emotional pity is, you might consider...

The Long Road Toward Eradicating Child Labor in Latin America

August 09, 2014

Many factors are responsible for child labor in Latin America, but what can be done to stop it? This summer, the government of Bolivia approved legislation to allow children as young as 10 to work, so long as their jobs don’t interfere with their education. The news sparked strong criticism...

Girls Like Us: Risk – Children and the Sex Industry

September 21, 2013

Vulnerable children face higher risks of being seduced into sex work. *[Note: The following is an excerpt from Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, a memoir about Rachel Lloyd’s experiences as a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation and her work over the...