Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum
BBC's Newsnight recently did an investigation of child labor in the cotton industry in Uzbekistan. The disturbing report shows how widespread labor rights abuses occur on farms throughout this major cotton producing country and end up in garments purchased by consumers around the world. Check out this important report here!
The International Labor Rights Forum has been working to stop child labor in the cotton industry for years. For more information and to watch more videos about abuses in Uzbekistan's cotton industry, click here (or you can check out the favorite videos on our YouTube station). You can also read the report by the Environmental Justice Foundation on this issue, titled White Gold: The True Cost of Cotton, here.