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Child Labor All Around the World

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Melissa Fonseca

on 7 March 2014

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Transcript of Child Labor All Around the World

Selling children for labor
Child Slavery
Still a common practice in Africa and Asia
Nike agreed to stop using child labor to make their footwear and enforces U.S. labor polices overseas
2010- Present
Child Labor still goes on in the world
Still needs a lot of work
Companies such as Coca-Cola buy from El Salvador's sugar plantations
Approximately 114 million (53%) of child labor is happening in Asia and the Pacific (ages 5-14)
250 million children work
30 to 46 million in bad conditions.
Other Companies have ties to child labor
What is child labor?
Work done by kids ages 3 and up
Earn very little or no pay
A old practice that is still continued
Harms children
Child Labor
Melissa Fonseca, Alison Cherkasov,
Emma Donnelly, Samantha Alexander,
and Kathryn Philbert
In Asia,

Child Labor: All Around The World
Africa supplies 70% of the worlds chocolate.
Hershey's, Mars, and Nestle all have ties to child labor.
65 million kids (30%) child laborers are in sub-Saharan Africa. (About 80 million)
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Approximately 11 million children under 15 work in Mexico
farming and livestock, manufacturing, and construction
Has gotten better compared to Guatemala

Farming and agriculture have the most CL ties.
About one million kids work in Africa's gold mines
Child miners risk their lives in small scale mines
Massachusetts requires children under 15 working in factories to attend school at least 3 months or 3 years
Massachusetts limits children’s work days to 10 hours

A child with a factory job might work 12 to 24 hours a day, six days a week, only to earn a dollar.
Human rights violated:
Nobody has the right to treat you as his or her slave (#4)
Nobody has the right to torture you. (#5)

You should be legally protected in the same way like everyone else (#6)

Each work day should not be too long, since everyone has the right to rest (#24)

"You have the right to go to school and everyone should go to school" (#26)
You have the right to live in freedom and safety (#3)
When children are born, they are free and each should be treated the same way (#1)


Gap admits to using sweatshops in the manufacturing of their jeans.
What is Child Trafficking
Note: We contributed to all the parts not only the ones we said
Poor working conditions
Daily harassment
Very little rights (Dirty and filthy bathrooms)
use of dangerous equipment
Long work hours
Very little sleep
In Child Labor
Child labor was a problem then, and it is a problem now. It is something that we all need to solve.
Our Thesis:
In this presentation, we will prove that this is an ongoing problem and also share some of our essential questions
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