Global mica mining and the impact on children's rights


Terre des Hommes commissioned SOMO to execute a follow up research after the 2016 report  "Beauty and a beast, Child labour in mica mining in India for sparkling cars and cosmetics”. It concluded that approximately 20.000 children worked in the Indian mica mines under harh conditions and were not able to go to school. This new research 'Global Mica Mining and the Impact on Children's Rights' from 2018 shows that child labour is used in more mica mining countries and industries. The electronic and automotive industry are the biggest purchaser. Download on the right the full English report.

Read the 2018 report Global Mica Mining and the Impact on Childrens Right

Read the summary of the report

Read Annex 1 Country profiles of major mica-producing countries

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