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Dorsen
Demand an end to children mining cobalt for smartphones

Meet Dorsen. He's 8 and works 12 hours a day for as little as 8p. Sometimes he doesn't eat. He mines cobalt to make your smartphone work and corporates like Sony, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, cannot tell you if the colbalt they use in their hi-tech products was mined by Dorsen. It seems these corporates are in denial.

As consumers, we can set an example. We have power. At the point of sale of equipment, (smartphones, laptops, cameras) we could make a donation to put a stop to children mining cobalt, forever. However small the donation, it will make a huge difference. The corporates just have to collect the money and pass it on. That's not too much to ask, is it?

If consumers are prepared to do this, governments and corporates have no excuse but to address these human rights abuses. They have lacked due diligence and avoided responsibility for years.

If you need convincing, watch this short Sky News report, and meet Dorsen and Richard >

Letters will be sent to corporates: Huayou Cobalt, Sony, Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, and others, to ask if they will be prepared to #freedorsen. Their reponses will be published on this website.

Thank you so much for caring
No apathy

How to help #Dorsen and children like him
Did you know that people who take action are less likely to suffer from depression?

You could donate...
When children earn as little as 8p a day, every penny helps
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Folksy

No help offered from these companies: Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Daimler, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Lenovo. They gave standard "brush-off" responses. Apple claims they lead the industry!
CEO Rajeev Suri, Nokia
These companies didn't even bother to respond to our letters
Cobalt Children, 2017. Consumers and Corporates know it's wrong for children to mine cobalt.
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