Central Asia: Remembering Lost Childhoods
The United Nations’ International Labor Organization has designated June 12 as World Day Against Child Labor.
Unfortunately, child labor remains a serious problem in Central Asia, especially in the cotton sector. Uzbekistan is particularly notorious for forcing school-age kids into the cotton fields to help gather the crop.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has posted a photo essay highlighting the problem of child labor. It’s well worth a look, and serves as a reminder that there is a lot of work still to be done to make sure Central Asia’s kids don’t keep having their childhoods stolen.
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