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Child Labor in Nepal
Carpet weaver, Nepal. 1993. Photo: David Parker.

Since its creation in 1983, The Advocates for Human Rights has carried out a variety of campaigns geared towards specific human rights issues, including human trafficking, biases towards immigrants, violence against women, and child labor. While such projects are useful at identifying and calling attention to human rights concerns around the world, the campaign to stop the use of child labor went one step further. In 1999, the staff and volunteers at The Advocates for Human Rights decided to directly combat child labor by founding a school for children who would otherwise be forced to work.