ASIA/INDIA - The exploitation of children in the worst forms of child labor does not stop

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 child labor  


New Delhi (Agenzia Fides) - In India there are more than 200,000 children who are exploited in very poor conditions in the world of manufacturing jobs. Forced to work, deprived of education and their basic needs, these children suffer the consequences of a society that looks at them with indifference. "Child in a Box" campaign was launched to highlight this dramatic situation around the world. The Child in a Box campaign features matchboxes that have pictures of smiling children on them, but when opened they reveal an image of a young boy working in terrible conditions for the matchbox industry. According to information sent to Fides, the boxes were put on sale in different parts of the Country, and the money raised will go towards improving the living conditions of these young victims. In South Asia the worst forms of child exploitation are registered, with more than 100 million children treated as beasts of burden. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 06/12/2016)