The Worst Form of Child Labor

Child labor is a widespread and persistent global concern and waste picking is one of the most hazardous and worst forms of child labor; as the children are exploited in the most unhygienic conditions. Child waste workers are exposed to numerous health problems and various accidental risks such as being injured by glass and sharp objects; contaminated needles; being run over by waste vehicles; fires; explosions and also death. In addition, most of them are affected by some sort of physical violence, which include beating, physical torture and punishment. Along with these, they lack basic education and vocational training opportunities. This deprivation prevents children to develop their development and therefore it is hard to uplift oneself out of poverty.
Every child has the right to a childhood and access to basic education. Waste picker children have neither time for attending school nor time for playing games and have fun. They must work hard all day long. But the main questions are: who is responsible for them? And how to help them be free from this horrible life?
I think everybody who sees children in the streets collecting garbage is responsible. It is important to promote ethics and create a sense of responsibility in all members of society to be able to take effective steps in this regard. Waste picking violates human dignity. It is a kind of modern slavery and must be stopped.

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  • I agreed

    • you agreed ?.. why ? explain !.. huh

  • Hello Adriano!

    Totally agreed. Govers are most responsible for it.

    I appreciate your input.

  • The Govers, munics,and the boss' surely  we're all responsible...

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    Hello Saleh, 

    I really appreciate your comment. Thank you.

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    Hello Poeny

    Wonderful song! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing.

      We are all part of the Global Family.  Those of us who are adults in this family have a duty and responsibility towards all our children, particularly those who are vulnerable.  How would the world look if all our adults took a serious and personal interest in this responsibility?

  • Halet chetore Saba! We are all responsible my respected lady. It is a very bad and embarrassing matter to use kids like that. I hope the conscience of the world does something about it. Nice blog, thanks for sharing.

  • Hello, when I read this, an old song crossed my mind.

    If all the Kings and all the leaders
    Could see you here this way
    They would hold the Earth in their arms
    They would learn to watch you play

    "Sleeping Child" / Michael Learns To Rock.

    May God's favor and protection be upon all the children of the world !

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    Hi Coral!

    Thanks for your comment.

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    Hello Saba

    I think this is an ethical issue rather than a political one and a logical solution to this problem seems to be ethical growth and human conduct in a society. There are a lot of rich people in every society that they can easily provide welfare and educational facilities for waste picker children. If they are not selfish and be concern about garbage collecting children, they are willing to help them.

    Factory owners are so rich they earn a lot of money by selling their products and for packaging them they need to use plastic, metal, paper,…..which become waste after consumption, therefore they are the main source of waste generation and responsible. They must officially employ persons to recycle the waste in strictly sanitary conditions.

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