Help end child labour 
 in cobalt mines

Image via Gwenn Dubourthoumieu

Children as young as seven are mining cobalt for use in our laptops and mobile phones.

We believe that some of the most popular electronics companies like Microsoft are using child labour to build their products.

Our researchers found extensive use of child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where children work in extremely dangerous conditions, with inadequate safety equipment, for very little money.

We cannot stand for this - we must hold the DRC government and the companies turning a blind eye to child exploitation to account.

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What we're doing

We tracked the supply of hand-dug cobalt in the DRC, through a company in China, to some of the biggest consumer electronics corporations in the world.

After raising our concerns, some companies we spoke to have taken steps to investigate their supply chains to make sure that illegal cobalt isn’t being used in their products.

But some huge companies like Microsoft have taken little action. The DRC government is also not doing enough to stop child labour in their country.

Your donation could help to fund research, raise public awareness and fight human rights abuses.

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