The recent statement from Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, regarding cuts to the UK’s official development assistance (ODA) budget has been met with controversy. The commitment to spend at least 0.7% of the UK’s Gross National Income (GNI) has been enshrined in law since 2015, but this will be cut to 0.5% as of […]

The Law and Child Labour: Minimum Age Acts

Interview with Yamila Rodríguez Yamila Rodríguez is a lawyer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a strong commitment to human rights, especially children rights, with several publications on the subject. She is currently a PhD scholar at the University of Buenos Aires where she is conducting research about human rights, children rights, autonomy and participation. […]

Interview with HACE Data Scientist: Andy Lau

Data Scientist Andy Lau speaks to blog contributor Elle Bennett about the work he does with HACE and how data can be used in the fight to eliminate child labour.  Hi Andy, can you give me a brief overview of what a Data Scientist does? The term ‘Data Scientist’ is thrown around a lot nowadays, […]

My Life In Labour

By Sunita K. as told to Devyani Nighoskar Uttar Pradesh, India — Child-led story On a warm summer day, as I meticulously plucked the wheat harvest; the malik (boss) yelled out my name from the outskirts of the field—asking me to see him immediately. Nervous, I wiped the sweat off my forehead and rushed to […]

The Law & Child Labour: An Overview

Interview with Yamila Rodríguez Hi Yamila! It’s such a pleasure to speak with you, let’s start with the main laws that are associated with child labour. Hi, thank you for inviting me! I am delighted to be here. In the international law context, the most important legal instruments that we need to look at, regarding […]

As the climate crisis grows ever more urgent, more and more of us are understandably focusing on living more eco-friendly lives. But, as brands make sustainability claims to try to meet consumer sentiment, rampant greenwashing is drowning out the conversation around child labour and ethical consumption.  Consumers are increasingly looking for ways to lower their […]

A year later: HACE nominated for the Stop Slavery Award 2021

A lot can happen in a year! This month HACE is celebrating its first anniversary. From its launch in February 2020 to an international growing team, to a new website and most recently having the privilege to be nominated for the Stop Slavery Award 2021. HACE has been shortlisted for the top 5 SMEs in […]

The State of Child Labour in 2021

There’s no doubt that 2020 was a year in which the global community faced unprecedented challenges. So as we transition into 2021

HACE to impact the fight against child labour

We are a team that believes in a future without child labour.