Tuesday, July 02, 2002

the chocolate industry's foundation against child slave labor opens its doors. . .

vowing to pursue the "rescue, removal, and rehabilitation" of enslaved children is an excellent start. increasing plantation owners' awareness of anti-slavery laws will also help.

but the larger issue of the extreme regional poverty that causes parents to sell their children must also be addressed. and how will corrupt officials who have ignored or even encouraged child trafficking at the local level be held accountable? unicef and local governments must work on this; the chocolate industry cannot be expected to do it alone.

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