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Child labor and marriage
Transcript of Child labor and marriage
~Girls are married at a young age and are forced to stay home and take care of their children and do chores.
~Ages vary from 5 and up.
~In some countries, where girls have to undergo a painful surgical procedure before marriage, which involves having their genitals mutilated. This procedure leads to difficulty in childbirth because they are at risk of bleeding to death from their mutilation.
~Many of the of the girls running away from child marriages end up trafficked to brothels.
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150 million children ages 5-14 are involved in child labor.
In Sub Saharan African,
1 in 4
children aged 5-17 are working
1 in 8
In Latin America,
1 in 10
90% of children involved in domestic labor are girls.
A good portion of the items supplied to the United States are made by child laborers.
Kids in Africa, South America, Asia, and the Middle East work long hours, getting paid a small amount, and not attending school.
We complain about cooking and helping out in the kitchen...how do you think this little girl feels about doing all this for a living?
While we play and enjoy ourselves, kids on the other side of the world are breaking bricks..fun much?
Faiz, 40, and Ghulam, 11, sit in her home prior to their wedding in the rural Damarda Village, Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2005. Ghulam said she is sad to be getting engaged as she wanted to be a teacher. How would you feel if this was you, your sister, or a friend? Would you be okay with this?
This video shows a young bride preparing for her wedding.
” A young prostitute named China sits stunned after being beat up by a man visiting Kabele Five in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Many of the girls running away from child marriages end up trafficked to brothels. Photo © Stephanie Sinclair / VII” This is what happens to most girls that run away from weddings.
This was America's past.
But for this little girl,
it's the future.
Electronics and Toys
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Food and Products
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