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ContactConveners: Kristoffel Lieten, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (, Marcel van der Linden, International Institute of Social History (IISH) / University of Amsterdam. For more... [Event]
Child Labour in the 1980's - Photos made by Maya PejićMaya Pejić (*1935) began her career as a photographer in 1966. She focused on ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands and on women, children... [Collection highlight]
Professor Kristoffel Lieten gave his inaugural lecture on 21 November 2003 in the auditorium of the Universiteit van Amsterdam.The lecture is entitled "Child Labour. Pressing Questions and Contours... [News]
Historiography of child labour has often been characterized by strong biases, leading to an overemphasis on the aberrations of factory work as well as to the stereotyping of child work, with... [Publication]
According to a report dated 8 August 2012, investigators of China Labor Watch, a New York-based NGO, 'were stunned by the results of the investigation of HEG Electronics (Huizhou) Co., Ltd, which... [Item of the Day]
12 June, World Day against Child Labour, was launched by ILO in 2002. Nowadays, some 215 million children between 5 and 17 years old are working on a daily basis instead of attending school. Child's... [Item of the Day]