Child Labor Rises During COVID Pandemic

BANGALORE, INDIA — According to a report by World Vision up to 8 million children have been pushed into child labor and begging due to the worldwide economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Following assessments carried out in 24 countries, the charity says at least 110 million children have gone hungry due to the… Continue reading Child Labor Rises During COVID Pandemic

CHETNA – Saving Street Children

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NEW DELHI – It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 street children living in each of the major metropolitan areas in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. It is also believed by many that these estimates are low, that the number of street children in each of these three cities alone exceeds 300,000.… Continue reading CHETNA – Saving Street Children

Gospel for Asia Unwraps ‘Hope to Forgotten Ones’ Christmas Campaign

UNWANTED CHILDREN: Millions of "unwanted" children in Asia crave the gift of "love and hope" this Christmas. Texas-based missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today launched a Christmas season campaign -- Bringing Hope to the Forgotten Ones -- aiming to save thousands of Asia's poorest children from a life of misery. For more, go to http://www.gfa.org/press/sponsor-child.

WILLS POINT, TX — Millions of “unwanted” children in Asia crave “the gift of love and hope” this Christmas, missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) said today — as the Texas-based organization launched a Christmas season campaign to help what it calls “the forgotten ones.” Asia’s ‘unwanted children’ crave ‘Hope More than Anything Else’… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Unwraps ‘Hope to Forgotten Ones’ Christmas Campaign

Picture Time Shows Child Slavery Movie in Rural India Villages

MUMBAI – Picture Time, a unique mobile Digiplex theater startup company, begins a new venture on November 14. The company has produced a film, Jhalki, about a nine-year-old girl from rural India who sets out on a journey to find her younger brother. Seeking financial help, but being illiterate, their parents unwittingly sold her brother… Continue reading Picture Time Shows Child Slavery Movie in Rural India Villages

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – December 2, 2019

NEW YORK – When Americans contemplate the abolition of slavery (which is not often), we immediately think of President Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. That document made slavery illegal in the United States effective January 1, 1863. Likewise, the United Nations abolished slavery worldwide on December 2, 1949, when the General Assembly adopted the… Continue reading International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – December 2, 2019

Child Labor in South Asia: Heartbreaking Insights

WILLS POINT, TX – Did you know that India is home to the largest population of children in the world? That’s right. With 448 million children under the age of 18, India alone has 103 million more children more than China. Nearly 25% more.The 2011 government census also reported 10.2 million children between the ages… Continue reading Child Labor in South Asia: Heartbreaking Insights

Labor & Child Labor Statistics for Afghans: Millions Cannot Make a Dollar a Day

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – On August 27, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs released data indicating that “1.9 million Afghan children are engaged in labor work across the country.” The ministry said the child labor problem is unlikely to improve until the country is free of the poverty and economic issues caused by years of… Continue reading Labor & Child Labor Statistics for Afghans: Millions Cannot Make a Dollar a Day

On World Day Against Child Labor, Get Kids Into the Classroom

From an early age, I knew that I wanted to help change the world. As a young girl, I traveled with my father around the country and eventually around the globe. I dreamed of the places I could one day go and the people I could help. As I grew up, my parents invested in… Continue reading On World Day Against Child Labor, Get Kids Into the Classroom

‘Beyond Despicable’ Conditions Trap 200 Million Children in Child Labor Industry, According to Gospel for Asia Report

In conjunction with World Day Against Child Labor, Christian humanitarian agency spotlights ‘horrible and tragic’ plight of children — as young as five — forced to work in horrific conditions. WILLS POINT, TX — More than 200 million children, as young as five years old, are trapped in “despicable” labor conditions, according to a soon-to-be-released… Continue reading ‘Beyond Despicable’ Conditions Trap 200 Million Children in Child Labor Industry, According to Gospel for Asia Report

900 Million Children at High Risk

LONDON – June 12 marks the annual World Day Against Child Labor. We would like to share news of advances in liberating children from this burden that robs them of their childhood, an education, and the potential for a thriving future. Sadly, on a global scale, we cannot. Verisk Maplecroft issued their 2019 Child Labor… Continue reading 900 Million Children at High Risk

10-Year-Old Girl Loses Arm in Brick Kiln Accident

PHNOM PENH – June 12th is the World Day Against Child Labor. For at least one day each year, the political elite meet to propose global visions, proposals, and campaigns to eliminate child labor, especially in dangerous places like mines and brick kilns. Unfortunately, 10-year-old Chheng Srey Pheak will be reminded of the atrocities of… Continue reading 10-Year-Old Girl Loses Arm in Brick Kiln Accident

Gospel for Asia Highlights Injustice of Extreme Poverty in Asia on World Day of Social Justice

Special report entitled “Seeking Justice & Defending Human Rights” conveys GFA’s concerns about the impoverished in Asia. While welcoming an international day of awareness that turns the global focus on issues keeping millions in grinding poverty, missionary organization Gospel for Asia is year-round helping to bring relief to the underprivileged trapped in that cycle. In… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Highlights Injustice of Extreme Poverty in Asia on World Day of Social Justice

Children and Families Enslaved in Brick Kilns

A Special Report published in February 2018 by Gospel for Asia revealed that more than 40 million people around the world are currently living in some form of slavery. The report added that 25 million of those are enslaved in Asia and the Pacific. Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist… Continue reading Children and Families Enslaved in Brick Kilns

21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions

slaveGospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on Slavery & Human Trafficking Written By Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications Around 10 million people are currently behind bars somewhere in the world. Some have yet to face trial, a few have been wrongly convicted, but most are prisoners for a crime they have committed. Meanwhile, four… Continue reading 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions

Child Labor Awareness Message from Gospel for Asia Urges Greater Care for Exploited ‘Precious Ones’

laborGospel for Asia-supported Bridge of Hope centers help campaign for brighter future for youngsters at-risk for child labor in some of Asia’s impoverished communities WILLS POINT, Texas—In a part of the world where many children are valued only for the small amount of money they can earn through long hours of hard work in child… Continue reading Child Labor Awareness Message from Gospel for Asia Urges Greater Care for Exploited ‘Precious Ones’

Believers Eastern Church Feeds 150 Brick Factory Laborers

Children are having food. Source: Believers Eastern Church

Believers Eastern Church served a hot, nutritious meal to 150 men and women working in a brick factory on International Workers’ Day, May 1, to encourage and show God’s love. Pastor Aapt and the leader of the local Women’s Fellowship, Chadna, led the food distribution. Many of the people in this area serve as laborers… Continue reading Believers Eastern Church Feeds 150 Brick Factory Laborers

January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 /The White House / — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The proclamation calls upon “industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, faith-based and other organizations of civil society, schools, families, and all Americans to recognize our vital roles in ending… Continue reading January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month