Although not a new phenomenon in China, the issue of left-behind children has been thrust into the spotlight once again after four left-behind children aged between five and 13 died after swallowing pesticide in Guizhou Province. The horrific news caused shockwaves across the country, but it also triggered a much-needed debate on the topic of left-behind children’s psychological well-being.
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:38
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:51
une 12 marks the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) World Day Against Child Labor. With approximately 168 million children still engaged in child labour worldwide, the way ahead is long and challenging. However, there are many things – big and small – that companies can do to protect and support children and youth.
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 14:50
In the lastest edition of Dragon News – a quarterly publication by the Swedish Chambers of Commerce in China and Hong Kong – CCR CSR Exective Director Ines Kaempfer talks about how left-behind children in China impact businesses and why more companies should take steps to address child rights in their operations.
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 09:48
Ten, even 20 years ago, young people were flocking to industrial areas to capitalize on the reforms that spurred China’s economic growth and catapulted it onto the world’s economic stage. Faced with little to no job prospects in their villages, people were eager and willing to do mundane jobs with long working hours and little pay. But those times have changed. As highlighted in a recent article published in China Daily, the average age of workers in China is on the rise – a trend that’s causing concern among economists and factories alike.
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:26
Save the Children and Ufadhili Trust released the findings of a survey titled “Rethinking Parenting for Economic Migrants in East Africa: CSR Perspectives.” The survey, which displays striking parallels to a study conducted by CCR CSR on migrant parents in China, focuses on the private sector in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, and delves into the impact of parental migration on the parents themselves.