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ILRF has worked for years to stop child labor in the soccer ball industry. In the 90's, we spearheaded the Foul Ball Campaign to call attention to the plight of thousands of children working in the stitched soccer ball industry in the Sialkot region of Pakistan. An agreement was signed with a number of parties in 1997 to address the issue, but there have been reports that child labor has not been eliminated in the industry.