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10 Alarming Facts About Child Labour/Slavery, Including Childhood Killer, A Poem

A young girl working in a brick crushing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Child exploitation or simply working so the family can eat? Our first world problems are so lame in comparison.

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from Data Diary

World Day Against Child Labour

Child Labour. Although in Western societies it's exactly the same just from the age of about 19 the red lines start getting drawn...

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Bangladesh There is no room for complacency when 215 million children are still labouring to survive and more than half of these are exposed to the worst forms of child labour, including slavery and involvement in armed conflict. We cannot allow the eradication of child labour to slip down the development agenda — all countries should be striving to achieve this target, individually and collectively. - Juan Somavia Steve McCurry's Blog

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Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies is, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. – Dwight David Eisenhower

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from Compassion International Blog

The Cost of Child Labor

The Cost of Child Labor - Compassion works to prevent children from becoming victims of child labor

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