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  1. In 2008 there were 217 million children ages 5 to 17 are involved in child labor around the world.
  2. The nominal wages for women are roughly 20% lower than men’s.
  3. Brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Hanes, and many others use sweatshops to produce clothing. Protest unfair labor by demanding your school’s apparel be made in fair conditions. Sign up for Tighty Whitey Rally.
  4. In 2012 in the US, female full-time workers made only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 23%.
  5. From 2000 to 2013 child labor among girls fell by 40%, compared to 25% for boys.

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  1. 79% of rural women work in agriculture; they, however lack control over productive assets such as land, livestock technologies, credit, finance, and markets.
  2. There are 85 million children worldwide working in hazardous conditions and undergoing physical and sexual abuse and humiliation by their employers.
  3. Every year, roughly 1.2 million children are trafficked to work in agriculture, mining, factories, armed conflict, and commercial sex work.
  4. In order to put an end to child labor, it would cost roughly $760 billion over a 20-year period of time.
  5. Women make up 50% or more of migrant workers in both Asia and Latin America.
  6. In 2006, 73 million working children were younger than 10 years old.

Sources

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    UN. "resources for speakers, global issues, africa, ageing, agriculture, aids, atomic energy, children, climate change, culture, decolonization, demining, development, disabilities, disarmament, environment, food, governance, humanitarian, refugees, women." UN News Center. http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/briefingpapers/childlabour/vitalstats.shtml (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Nominal wages for women is roughly 20% lower than men's." UNICEF. http://www.unicef.org/factoftheweek/index_39100.html (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    International Labor Rights Forum." 2010 Sweatshop Hall of Shame. http://www.laborrights.org/publications/2010-sweatshop-hall-shame (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Pay Equity & Discrimination." — IWPR. http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination (accessed July 25, 2014).

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    "Child Labour." International Labor Organization. http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm#a2 (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Rural Women:Agriculture, Forests and Employment ." UN Women. http://www.unwomensouthasia.org/assets/Rural-Women-Agriculture-Forests-and-Employment.pdf (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Child Labour." International Labor Organization. http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm#a2 (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Facts on children: Child Protection." UNICEF. http://www.unicef.org/dump/9482.html (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Eliminating child labour: The costs and benefits." Eliminating child labour: The costs and benefits. http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_075570/lang--en/index.htm (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    “UN Women - Asia and the Pacific." $name | UN Women - Asia and the Pacific. http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/focus-areas/women-poverty-economics/migrant-workers (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "The State of the World's Children 2006." The State of the World's Children 2006. http://www.unicef.org/sowc06/profiles/labour.php (accessed July 28, 2014).

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