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N/S Korea child labor

the whole background on north and south korea and the abuse of children there

zoe brown

on 13 August 2013

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N/S Korea child labor
South Korea
North Korea
Eastern Asia
Northern half of Korean peninsula
Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan
World's 20 largest
System of close government and business ties
import of raw materials and technology
encouraged savings and investment over consumption
rapidly aging population, inflexible labor market, and heavy reliance on exports
Living in poverty
Didn't work/ no job = criminal
Barely any food
Families sold their children
Most children didn't have an education
Living conditions of family
By: Zoe Brown, Kirsti King, Diane Kim
South Korea
Southern half
Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea
working condition
Forced into unpaid labor
Forced into hard labor camps for up to 6 months
Barely fed
Mining, logging, and agricultural work
Some for Samsung
If they went to school, at age 14 went into the military
Must work 15 hours a day
Girls sexually abused by gaurds
Impact on children and families
THe help
Child labor coalition
they are pursuing end to child labor
North Korea
military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining , metallurgy; textiles, food processing; tourism
South Korea
electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel
North Korea
Children had arranged marriages by gaurds
Samsung paid the families 1.45/hr
Married children = forced to have sex and produce children.
Life of Parents
Labor camps
food shortage
Crop failures
International food aid deliveries
Private "farmers' market"
Military spending
Life of Parents
cares about education
works long hours
ILO laws
Personal Accounts
children under the age of 16 must have permission by there parents

under 15 you cant work

your not allowed to exceed 7 hours a day/ 42 hours a week

not allowed to work overnight

signed this contract in 1991
educate the public
work to strengthen guarding the youth
urge Congress of the United States to act quickly to enforce ILO
“The factory manager would summon me and beat me and curse at me because I didn’t go to work. Many people saw me getting beaten…. I told them I didn’t come to work because I didn’t have anything to eat…The more I talked, the angrier they got, and they kicked and beat me…It was not just me, it would happen to other people as well." -anonymous
" They forced everyone, even the small children, to work. In the morning the teacher would instruct the students what jobs they must do during the day and what tools they needed"- Anonymous
"students would have lectures until 1 p.m. and then they suffered from all kinds of heavy labor….” - Former teacher in north Korea
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