Social Injustice Child Labor. By: Lauren Rioux. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/29/world/africa/29ghana.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0. SOCIAL INJUSTICE. Social Injustice is unfairness or injustice of a society Social Injustice effects poor, uneducated or vulnerable people but mostly children
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Social InjusticeChild Labor By: Lauren Rioux http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/29/world/africa/29ghana.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
SOCIAL INJUSTICE • Social Injustice is unfairness or injustice of a society • Social Injustice effects poor, uneducated or vulnerable people but mostly children • The most vulnerable are in Asia, Latin America, and Africa • In the article it said “The International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency, estimates that 1.2 million are sold into trade that generate as much as $10 billion annually.”
Child Labor • The incident I researched was forced Child Labor through a 6-Year-Old's eyes • The article talked about a young boy named Mark who worked to support his family • Mark worked for many hours of the day on a boat catching fish • Many children in Africa are involved in this because they are the poorest country http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/29/world/africa/29ghana.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
What led up to it • Many children work to support their families because either a family member cannot work or they don’t make enough money • In the article it said they make as little as $20 per year • “In Africa, the world’s poorest, account for roughly one-sixth of the trade” • Many families needed food so they would send their children to work
Results of the incident • In the end many were still forced to work even as they got older • Many young children still work to support their families just like Mark • Many how tried to escaped were killed or badly beaten http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5s2yo0ITT1qaf8czo1_1280.png
Why it interested me • I chose this topic because I thought people should know how fortunate they are to live in a country that doesn’t support child labor. Countries out of the U.S. are struggling to even buy food for their families which causes them to even lease their own children. Also it was very interesting to learn how young this children really are, the article I read was about a 6 year old, it’s hard to believe that a 6 year old would be working such a treacherous job.
bibliography • Lafraniere, Sharon. "Africa's World of Forced Labor, in a 6-Year-Old's Eyes." New York Times 29 Oct. 2006: A1(L). General OneFile. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.