Gold is one of the most valuable commodities in the world. Child labour is widespread in the extraction of this precious metal. In the mines, but also in the surrounding areas, children are made to work and human rights are violated.
Gold is used in everyday products like smartphones and tablets as well as in jewellery. Stop Child Labour investigates child labour in the gold sector and collaborates with other organisations to eliminate child labour from this sector too.
It is essential for businesses operating in this sector to provide transparency on the supply chain of gold that they use and to actively prevent child labour. Stop Child Labour will call them to account for this and ask the government to do so as well.
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