Social Injustice: Child Labor By: Tam Nguyen
What is Child Labor? Interferes with education Often leads to physical harm or health risks No clean water Exposure to dust clouds Eat food found in garbage dumps Bathes in dirty water Should not be forced to work like this
Types of Child Labor • Types include: • Sexual exploitation • Dangerous labor • Soldiers • Trafficking • "The United Nations estimates that approximately 1.2 million children are trafficked internally or externally each year" (Manheimer).
Mark Kwadao • Sold into labor only to earn little money • Works for 14 hours a day seven days a week • Even the adults call the work dangerous • ''I was beaten in the house. I can't remember what I did, but he caned me,'' (Lafraniere)
Efforts Towards Freedom • “In 2003, Nigerian police rescued 194 malnourished children from stone quarries north of Lagos” (Lafraniere). • Police freed 644 children from trafficking in Burkina Faso • No school fees • Loans given to families
Work Cited Anti-Slavery International and International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. "Forced Child Labor Is a Human Rights Abuse." Do Children Have Rights? Ed. Jamuna Carroll. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. At Issue. Rpt. from "Forced Labour in the 21st Century." 2001. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. 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. 30 Jan. 2014. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs. "The Worst Forms of Child Labor." The Department of Labor's 2003 Findings of Child Labor: Report Required by the Trade and Development Act of 2000. Washington, DC: Bureau of International Labor Affairs, 2004. Rpt. in Child Labor and Sweatshops. Ed. Ann Manheimer. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2006. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. Picture 1-http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/International/gty_phillipines_child_labor_148060199_ll_120709_wblog.jpg Picture 2-http://www2.needham.k12.ma.us/nhs/cur/Baker_00/2002_p7/ak_p7/boysinfactory.jpg Picture 3-http://blog.amnestyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/child-soldiers.jpg Picture 4-http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/29/world/africa/29ghana.html?pagewanted=all Picture 5-http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/india-and-child-labor.jpeg