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India's Children Suffer in Brutal Conditions


World  (tags: child labor, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', corruption, children, news, asia )

Cal
- 652 days ago - thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com
Entire families can be recruited with the promise of good wages and conditions, but on arrival, the laborers can be severely exploited.



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Faye Swan (23)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 11:20 pm
Noted - thank you!
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 12:26 am
Why are our indigenous people treated so appallingly? We need to cherish them as they are the caretakers of Mother Earth.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 12:38 am
Sick
 

John S. (300)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 4:22 am
Sadly noted.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 4:47 am
Sadly noted,
 

Christeen Anderson (473)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 4:49 am
This is awful. What can we do to help? Thank you.
 

Rana Sinha (50)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 5:03 am
Noted, thanks for sharing.
 

Joanne M. (22)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:09 am
Noted.

This is not something new - the poor have been treated this way in many countries for hundreds of years. Part of the change has to be the poor taking responsibility for themselves and not having as many children or not having children at all. Until they do not have the driving need to feed their families many will not be willing to refuse to work or let their kids work in these conditions.

Because these has been going on for hundreds of years it is an accepted way of live - it will not change until the victims want to change it Until then any legal efforts to change it will be circumvented in part by the victims themselves.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 11:06 am
Poverty begins with ignorance and overpopulation. It begins to end with education and contraception.
 

lee e. (114)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 1:25 pm
Noted - so sad!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 1:36 pm
so wrong
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 2:20 pm
All companies must investigate how their workers are treated, especially at overseas factories- to be sure children and their families are not slave laborers.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 3:09 pm
The poor in every Country are always at the mercy of others who will exploit them. Their Government needs to do a better job within it's own Country to stop this. For those Countries that send the jobs there to exploit these workers we need to be more forceful as well. Our Corporations deny us work to exploit those with fewer rights then we all in buying these products support this system. This is a global issue we all need to become more aware of our part in keeping this going.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:46 pm
So sad , noted !!!
 

JM A. (176)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 7:17 pm
UNTIL HUMANITY BECOMES FULLY CONSCIOUS THAT WE ARE ALL ONE; PEOPLE, CHILDREN, ANIMALS & THE EARTH WILL SUFFER MERCILESSLY. THIS IS AMONG THE SADDEST OF TRUTHS KNOWN TO MAN. TOO MUCH EGO, ROUGHT BY GREEDY COMMERCIAL CORPORATIONS, BINDS MEN & WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD TO SELFISH AIMS. THIS IMBALANCE IS DESTROYING THE PLANET. IN PRAYER FOR THE OPENING OF HEARTS & ENLIGHTENMENT OF MINDS EVERYWHERE!!
 

Kamakshi Ramaswamy (4)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 8:03 pm
Very sad , noted.
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 9:40 pm
I hope to see the final article where suggestions will be given on how to change this slavery into dignity for these workers, families and children.

I love the idea of Indian women who are striking and dancing on Feb. 14th to bring awareness to domestic violence and more. (copy/paste link below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl2AO-7Vlzk&feature=player_embedded

All Global workers in UNION using this technique could raise awareness and affect Change. Squeaky wheels get greased, and it's time for a tune up...........

Noted, Thank you Cal.


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Alexandra Rodda (176)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 2:32 am
How do these contractors shave in the morning? Surely they have to look in the mirror. They should die of shame.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:22 am
Posted. The biggest challenge to the indigenous people today is government corruption and not the class structure which an East Indian friend of mine pointed out to me quite firmly and gladly so on my part. The problem with India is that one party may be elected in the South but the outlying and surrounding governments tend to be localized and people vote on the issues concerning their community and not the national ones. Remember that India is a group of individual nation states that were cobbled together under the British Raj. Unfortunately for those indigenous peoples; corrupt officials and contractors will take advantage until major reform is instituted by force if necessary and I don't see that happening any time soon. It just doesn't fit the Multinational corporations or the Elites' plan for reduced and controlled indentured worker slave global population. This is a short post and not intended to extensively cover all the facets of this issue. I'm a work in progress. LOL
 

neenu sodhi (33)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:28 am
I am an Indian and have lived here all my life. I have noted numerous cases of child labour which is now dealt with seriously but never have I seen children as young as those shown in the picture accompanying this blog, doing hard labour! This picture is not showing reality of child labor. However there is no denying the fact that people still do employ kids for household jobs despite a ban on the same and there is little the law enforcers can do in the absence of complaints or reports from public/individuals. India has some great welfare laws in place ..the need now is to change the mindset of the people who exploit children and the poor for their selfish interests!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 11:47 am
Thanks fo posting
 
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