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Please Sign!! We Can End Child Slavery in India

World  (tags: child labor, child slavery, india, children, humanrights, no school, no freedom )

- 1936 days ago -
Every day, millions of children in India wake up with nothing to look forward to except hours of back-breaking labor working everywhere from stone quarries to carpet factories to rice mills. Children as young as as 5 years old are kept from school, forced

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Melania P (122)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 2:00 pm
Signed.... This picture broke my heart :(

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:57 pm
Its disgusting how this is still happening today These children should be out playing and having fun not bricklaying
Its time India done something about this

signed thamks

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:29 pm
Thank you for taking action to End Child Slavery in India. Every child deserves a chance to have an education no matter where they live. India must make better strides in this area.

Ben O (171)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:14 am
Done. -Let children be children!

Maria S (95)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 7:45 am
Noted & signed. I can't believe children unfortunately not only in India are not living the lives children should live. Being taken advantage of and being forced to work so hard, very few adults would work like those children. Thanks Nancy.

Maria S (95)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 7:47 am
Sorry Tamara. I meant to thank you. Got confused as I signed a few of Nancy's petitions earlier.

Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:49 am
copy&paste Ben O.
S@N with hope...

Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:50 am
You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last week.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:41 am
I received an e-mail from WalkFree today & checked with a C2 search to see if it had been posted. So that's how I arrived here at your post, Tamara. There are other posts, too, & like yours, all from winter & spring 2013. WalkFree was trying to get signatures before an expected May vote in the Indian Parliament of the law to abolish slavery for kids under 14.

On the WalkFree petition page that your post links to, you can read: "Sadly, the Indian Parliament missed their opportunity to pass the Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill in May of this year."

What a shame that there was not enough of an international public response to get the law passed in May, when India's Parliament failed to even put it to a vote! But there's still hope as a new session of Parliament can decide to do the right thing.

The petition is still active: the objective now is to convince Indian lawmakers to prioritise the law & immediately pass the Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill when Parliament resumes in February. The activists at WalkFree want to bring to bear "massive public pressure that leaders in India cannot ignore."

Kit B (276)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:27 am

If India would be brave and stand up for the adults and children then a fair and honest wage would be paid to all working adults thereby eliminating the perceived need for child labor. India is not the only country with these abhorrent child slavery practices, but they are big enough to have an impact world wide.

Thank you for taking action to End Child Slavery in India -- Thanks Tamara

Susanne R (235)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:14 am
Thank you, Tamara and Lucy, for posting this item and bringing it to my attention. It's a heartbreaking story, and I hope our combined actions make a difference.

Gladly signed and noted. Thanks again, ladies!
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