• Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:16

    The ILO and Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), released highly anticipated research results on the current scale of child labour and modern slavery. 

  • Mon, 08/28/2017 - 02:25

    General comment No. 20 (2016) draws attention to "the powerful case for a focus on adolescents to promote the realization of their rights, strengthen their potential contribution to positive and progressive social transformation and overcome the challenges they face in the transition from childhood to adulthood in an increasingly globalized and complex world." While directed towards states, it is important for the private sector to also engage with these issues, especially since child labour and the violation of young workers' rights is an every day reality for millions of young people across the world. 

  • Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00

    In May 2015, the China Youth and Children Research Center launched a nationwide survey that sought to highlight the attitudes and well-being of left-behind children, as well identify problems or challenges faced by this group. While some of the survey findings were positive – for example, 82.4% of those surveyed felt hopeful about their future – the study did identify a number of issues associated with left behind children including higher rates of accidental injury and negative attitudes towards schooling.

  • Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00

    According to a recent report from China’s Ministry of Education, rural schools reported half a million fewer left-behind children in 2014. 

  • Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:00

    The eleventh edition of UNICEF’s “Progress for Children” report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), shows that while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of the world’s children, development efforts in the past 15 years failed to reach millions of the most disadvantaged.

  • Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

    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.

  • Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00

    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.

  • Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

    The Global Child Forum 2014 was held in April at the Swedish Royal Palace. It was the fourth forum for children's rights and this year's theme was Partnerships for children's rights-today and for the future. In connection with the event, Global Child Forum launched a new research that has been conducted together with the Boston Consulting Group. The study is an assessment of how more than 1000 publicly listed companies address and incorporate children’s rights in their business strategy and operations. The study is based on publicly available information found in reports and on corporate websites.

  • Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:00

    After successfully collaborating with HP in late 2012 as they developed their HP Student and Dispatch Worker Guidance Standards for Supplier Facilities in the PRC CCR CSR facilitated HP's Supplier SER Summits in Chongqing & Shanghai in 2013.  HP suppliers were invited to learn best practices and expectations for managing dispatched and student workers in cooperation with different stakeholders, such as government, NGO, and legal experts.Factories across many industries in China have increased their recruitment of student and dispatch workers to fulfill human resource needs and support i

  • Thu, 04/11/2013 - 16:31

    The attached study provides foreign manufacturers in China with good insight to the causes for labor shortages and considerations they should make to remain competitive in recrutiing labor.  The labor shortages referred to in this report specifically relate to the shortage of migrant workers and how the trend in migrant workers has changed.  Of particcular interest to CCR CSR are the findings regarding the changing age structure of the labor force and the methods companies need to begin employeeing to attract young and technically skilled workers.