Child Labour Persists in Uzbekistan Cotton Industry

Children Taken From School to Work in Cotton Fields

Despite efforts to conceal systematic breaches of national and international bans on child labour, the use of minors in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry continues to be well-documented.

This September, three years after the government formally outlawed child labour, saw the usual annual exodus of school children as well as university students to pick the cotton harvest.

Human rights groups say children in the seventh to ninth grades of school were sent out to the fields en masse from September 10.  Read more…

(Photo taken from Institute for War and Peace Reporting website)


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