The question of the position and safeguarding of women and child workers is one that has hitherto received somewhat scanty attention in Africa, owing to the small degree in which such labour exists as compared with European conditions. Factory employment being almost non-existent in comparison with other forms of work, there is not much opportunity for utilizing this type of labour except in agriculture or the attendant mechanical processes of preparing produce for export; the evils with which it has been necessary to cope in civilized communities are therefore hardly to be found.