child labor in a glass bangles factory, Pakistan

The harsh plight of 152 million child laborers

“While trillions of dollars are being spent on exploring remote galaxies, Planet Earth is still home to harsh realities that could be easily –and much less expensively—resolved. One of them is that worldwide 152 million children are currently victims of child labour. Of this total, 60 per cent of child labourers – aged 5-17 years – work in agriculture, including farming, fishing, aquaculture, forestry, and livestock. This makes a total of around 100 million girls and boys used as a cheap or even unpaid work force.”   Read full story:

The harsh plight of 152 million child laborers Baher Kamal Inter Press Service November 14, 2017

Caption: Child labour in a glass bangles factory, Hyderabad, Pakistan, March 8, 2013, ©ILO

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