Help end child salvery in India. It’s not every day one is offered an opportunity to do something to better what usually is a hopeless/helpless situation. Now is the chance to help children in India subjected to slavery. I signed and hope you’ll all take the time to do the same. Not many soap boxes I’ll post about but children and animals are something I can’t turn my back on. Thank you to all who do help to make this world a better place for the vulnerable and voiceless. Paulette
Every day, millions of children in India wake up to long hours of back-breaking labour, working everywhere from stone quarries to carpet factories to rice mills. These children—some as young as as 5 years-old—are kept from school and forced to work 7 days a week for up to 18 hours a day in hazardous situations that leave them permanently injured or crippled by heavy loads and dangerous equipment. Due to these working conditions, many child labourers suffer from respiratory disorders or develop chronic pain.
Thankfully, the Indian Parliament is considering legislation called the “Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill,” which: 1) prohibits employment of children under 14 years of age, 2) outlines harsh sentences for violators, and 3) provides for monitoring of suspected cases of child slavery. This legislation would put an end to the enslavement of children in India, but it risks not passing without a demonstration…
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