Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The slave children of Bangladesh (Photostory)

To abolish child labour you have to make it visible.

For the last four years I have been working on child labor in Bangladesh.

Child labor has been forbidden in Bangladesh since 1992. In December 2005 I visited a garment factory in Narayanganj, which is the center of the garment industry in Bangladesh. I took a picture of the owner beating a 12-year-old boy because he had been too slow sewing t-shirts. 

According to the U.N. Children’s Fund report, more than 6.3 million children under 14 are working in Bangladesh. Many of them work under very poor conditions; some of them even risk their life. Factory owners pay them about 400 to 700 taka (10 USD) a month, while an adult worker earns up to 5,000 taka per month. More + pictures...

See also:

  1. The slave workers of Dubai...
  2. Is child labour put into Swiss chocolate?
  3. How shameful!! Today's modern slaves...
  4. The Coltan War

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