India's silent slaves

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Monday, March 09, 2015

60 million victims of child labour

<p style="margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <img alt="Child_labour_illustration_1-1425910580" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/171357/Child_Labour_Illustration_1-1425910580.jpg" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> The last UNICEF report (2003) states that 60 million children are victims of child labour. Amongst them:</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> - 20% work on the streets as beggars, rickshaws drivers, shoeshine boys. But many of them are not independent, they work for shops held by adults.</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> - A huge number of girls are employed as household workers. They are often victims of physical violence or sexual abuse.</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</p> <div class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p style="margin-bottom: 6px;"> - Many work as farm and paddy fields labourers. In some regions, one laborer out of ten is a child.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 6px;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> - 300,000 to 500,000 children work in carpet workshops for 12 to 15 hours a day.</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> - 50,000 children work in hazardous manufacturing industries such as tobacco, glass, mining, fireworks.</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> - 400,000 kids are victims of sexual exploitation and tourism. They are enrolled in the streets and are at the mercy of procurers. They often end up being dependent on drugs.</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> Child labour in India is a reality that definitely needs to be tackled. However, for many NGO&#39;s on the field, &#39;&#39;impose Western standards is not a solution&#39;&#39;.</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p>