MOLACNATs Statement

Starting tomorrow, the International Labor Organization will be hosting a Global Conference on Child Labor in Brasilia.  In response to this conference, the Latin American and Caribbean movement of working children has made the statement that I post below.  As a scholar of social movements, the thing I find most striking about this statement is… Continue Reading MOLACNATs Statement

Children’s Protagonismo

Protagonismo is a concept that is often very difficult to translate into English, and it is a concept that has been developing over time in Latin America since its emergence in the popular movements in the 1960s and 1970s.  Both the movements themselves and many social scientists and analysts began speaking about “protagonismo popular” to… Continue Reading Children’s Protagonismo

Trabajo Digno

    One of the key concepts in the movement of working children here in Peru is the idea of “trabajo digno.”  The movement argues that kids should be able to work, but, like everyone else, deserve to work in jobs that are fair, safe, and non-exploitative.  As this sign indicates, they argue that kids… Continue Reading Trabajo Digno

Into the field

I’m back in Lima, with last summer’s data coded, lots of ideas rattling around in my head, and a new blog for writing about some of those thoughts as they start to come together.  Keep checking back for updates!