Jo Becker

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Name: Jo Becker
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Bolivia legalizes labor of kids as young as 10

20:22A boy working as a shoe shiner is seen in La Paz (Reuters / David Mercado)A law, legally allowing children to work from as early as the age of ten, has been signed in Bolivia this week, making the Latin American country the first nation to legalize ... [Published Russia Today - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Bolivia Lowers Minimum Working Age From 14 to 10

Bolivia has passed a new law allowing children to work from the age of 10.UNICEF/Noah Friedman-RudovskyBolivia has lowered the minimum age at which children may be legally employed from 14 to 10, drawing condemnation from human rights organisations around ... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bolivia Legalizes Child Labor

Bolivia has passed a law allowing “self-employed children” as young as 10 to work, as long as they still attend school.Here & Now’ s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks to Jo Becker , advocacy director for the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, about ... [Published WNYC - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Best of Dispatches: Top News Posts This Week

The cost of misidentification in Gaza; same-sex (penguin) parents are too much for Singapore; and which country is putting 10-year-olds to work?  - these were among the most popular posts to Dispatches, our daily forum for breaking human rights news and ... [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bolivia lowers working age to 10 years

Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera signed the law into effect which had been passed by parliament earlier this month.Garcia Linera said that lowering the working age from 14 was necessary despite international agreements on childrens' rights. ... [Published Deutsche Welle - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Children as young as 10 can now legally work in Bolivia

Legislators in Bolivia say a new law that allows children to start working at the age of 10 is actually a safeguard against exploitation.The legislation was approved by Congress in early July, and Vice President Alvaro Garcia signed it into law Thursday, ... [Published The Week Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

The Best Of The Dish Today

In a rather weird post today, Jeffrey Toobin argues bravely that it’s a shame that there is a squabble over who gets credit for the extraordinary success of the marriage equality movement. Well: duh. I couldn’t agree more. It’s unseemly and ungracious ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Laborers and Newcomers: Who Are the Heroes?

The gay-rights movement has a happy problem: how to apportion credit for its success. The issue has arisen, most notably, because of the recent publication of a pair of books about a lawsuit that was brought to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which ... [Published New Yorker - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Adam Teicholz

New York Times journalist Jo Becker’s new book, Forcing the Spring, to be published at the end of the month, and excerpted in The New York Times magazine this coming weekend, is engineered from the ground up to be the first definitive narrative of th ... [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Reversing the Re-write of LGBT History

Jo Becker's version of the gay marriage story was undone before it was even published.By the time investigative reporter Jo Becker’s book Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality was published on April 22, the following articles—and ... [Published Advocate.com - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 3 reports

Bolivia Allows 10-Year-Olds to Work Legally to Reduce Poverty

A child repairs tyres on a street in La Paz, BoliviaAFPChildren as young as ten can now legally work in Bolivia thanks to a change in the law on child labour, which was signed in by President Evo Morales in an attempt to reduce poverty in the country ... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

Bolivia to Allow Children to Legally Work at Just 10 Years Old

Bolivian lawmakers have approved new legislation that allows children as young as 10 years old to enter the workforce. While the minimum age for child workers was previously 14 with no exceptions, the new bill is more flexible and allows children ... [Published The China Blog - Jul 04 2014]

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Jo Becker of Human Rights Watch (HRW) says: "child labour isn't a solution to poverty – research shows it perpetuates it. children who work are more likely to miss out on school and end up in a lifetime of low-wage work."

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CHILD LABOR HORROR: Ten-year-old children can n... [Published Catholic Online - Jul 21 2014]
Bolivia legalizes labor of kids as young as 10 [Published Russia Today - Jul 20 2014]
Minimum Working Age Lowered in Bolivia [Published Impunity Watch - Jul 19 2014]
Bolivia Lowers Minimum Working Age From 14 to 10 [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 19 2014]
Bolivia becomes first nation to legalise child ... [Published The Independent - Jul 19 2014]
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Best of Dispatches: Top News Posts This Week [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 18 2014]
Bolivia Lowers Working Age For Children To Lowe... [Published Think Progress - Jul 18 2014]
Bolivia lowers working age to 10 years [Published Deutsche Welle - Jul 18 2014]
Children as young as 10 can now legally work in... [Published The Week Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
How social movements can win more victories lik... [Published New Internationalist - Jul 16 2014]
When the Pillars Fall [Published ZNet - Jul 11 2014]
The Best Of The Dish Today [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 11 2014]
Laborers and Newcomers: Who Are the Heroes? [Published New Yorker - Jul 09 2014]
Adam Teicholz [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 08 2014]
Reversing the Re-write of LGBT History [Published Advocate.com - Jul 07 2014]
Bolivia Allows 10-Year-Olds to Work Legally to ... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 04 2014]
Bolivia to Allow Children to Legally Work at Ju... [Published Time - Jul 04 2014]
Bolivia to Allow Children to Legally Work at Ju... [Published The China Blog - Jul 04 2014]
Bolivia to Allow Children to Legally Work at Ju... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jul 04 2014]
Bolivia to Allow Children to Legally Work at Ju... [Published TIME.com - Jul 04 2014]
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Pride named Pulitzer administrator [Published Concord Monitor - Jul 02 2014]
Straight lawyers jump on gay marriage soapbox [Published Miami Herald - Jun 29 2014]
Shell games: Investigating shell companies and ... [Published Fraud Magazine - Jun 27 2014]
Award-Winning Journalist Jo Becker LIVE [Published Journal-News - Jun 25 2014]
Beating Back the Distortions Of Gay History [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jun 24 2014]
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Minimum Working Age Lowered in Bolivia [Published Impunity Watch - Jul 19 2014]
By Mridula Tirumalasetti Impunity Watch Reporter, South America LA PAZ, Bolivia–Bolivia has legalized children who are as young as 10 years old to be employed. This is the lowest minimum working age in the world. Lawmakers in Bolivia approved ...
Bolivia Lowers Working Age For Children To Lowe... [Published Think Progress - Jul 18 2014]
Shannon Greenwood is an intern at ThinkProgress. A boy walks under backpacks belonging to children working as porters at the El Abasto market in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. CREDIT: AP Images On Thursday, Bolivia became the first country in the world ...
The Best Of The Dish Today [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 11 2014]
In a rather weird post today, Jeffrey Toobin argues bravely that it’s a shame that there is a squabble over who gets credit for the extraordinary success of the marriage equality movement. Well: duh. I couldn’t agree more. It’s unseemly and ungracious ...
Bolivia to Allow Children to Legally Work at Ju... [Published The China Blog - Jul 04 2014]
Bolivian lawmakers have approved new legislation that allows children as young as 10 years old to enter the workforce. While the minimum age for child workers was previously 14 with no exceptions, the new bill is more flexible and allows children ...
Bolivia to Allow Children to Legally Work at Ju... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jul 04 2014]
Bolivian lawmakers have approved new legislation that allows children as young as 10 years old to enter the workforce. While the minimum age for child workers was previously 14 with no exceptions, the new bill is more flexible and allows children ...
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