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Children Back At Work In Turkmenistan's Cotton Fields

World  (tags: children, humanrights, asia, Slave labor, ethics, world )

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Some of them are very young. Like the girl of about 10, who is standing with a sister half her age beside a mountain of cotton balls. Asked how much cotton she picks, she says. "Every day I collect 27 to 31

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Bridget Robertson (106)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:51 pm

fly bird (26)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:24 pm
child labor stinks!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:41 am
........culture is the most difficult "habit" to break - this is the way they operate, also, they do NOT see anything wrong with it......perception. Thanks for posting Rose - hopefully something will be done....

Past Member (0)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:09 am
So wrong. These children should be playing and in school. It needs to stop. Thx Rose

Ben B (20)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:01 am
Forced child labour should be outlawed internationally....or wasn't that the subject of the UN Convention on the Rights of Children (apologies for paraphrasing, I can't remember the convention title clearly).

Frans does have a point though: Is it right for us to project our morality onto another country's culture? Should we intervene? Despite the tricky issue of cultural sensitivity, if international norms have been established by international treaty, shouldn't we uphold the principles of such treaties?

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:12 am
Do we have to boycott clothing to protect children? I wonder how long my current wardrobe would last.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:49 pm
Sad that these clowns are too lazy to do the work themselves. Children whouldn't be subjuect to any of this crap. Thanks Rose

norma laborie (33)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:32 pm
Bad,childrens must go to school!

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:12 pm

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Jessica K (103)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:26 am
Noted. Thanks for the story.

Rhonda B (106)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:42 pm

Yvonne F (181)
Monday October 28, 2013, 11:37 am
Beyond words that this is still existing in a modern world, or what should be a modern world! Thanks Rose

Kathleen R (138)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:46 pm
noted & read
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