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World Vision

As many as 1,200 Canadian companies could be importing products made by children and forced labourers.
Being the oldest child, Joseph was plucked from class and sent to work picking coffee for a few neighbours.
Emanuel was the first of many people I met on a trip to Uganda who are volunteering to parent unaccompanied children.
It gave me a glimpse into awful environment that so many people, humanitarians and civilians, live through every day.
The country is one of the world's toughest places to be a mom.
In some communities, colostrum, the yellow fluid that is a baby's first meal, is considered unclean.
Lina's life as a refugee has been fraught with loneliness and fear. Her journey began with the murder of her father.
Through encounters like this one with Aysha, I have seen firsthand that all mothers have the same dreams for their children. We want them to be safe, happy and successful, and that hope doesn't change even if your circumstances are difficult. If anything, it may even become more important.
This World Day Against Child Labour is a poignant one for me. It's been over three years since I started living as a more conscious consumer, by educating myself about child labour in the products I buy and use. That all started with a little blue dress I bought in England.