ILAB’s Futuros Brillantes project is one of several DOL projects designed to root out child labor from coffee supply chains. Credit: Israel Carcamo for World Vision
Today, 152 million children are exploited worldwide through the deplorable practice of child labor. Children as young as 4 years old are forced to scrub factory floors, fold garments in over-crowded textile mills, pick crops under the hot sun, and work other jobs unsuitable for their age or development.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) is working across the