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Children in Other Countries

*India*Did you know one in every six girls does not live to have her 15th birthday in India?

*Bangladesh*
 
Children carried stacks of leather on their heads to be washed and stretched with tanning lotion to protect them from the sun, but nothing to protect them from dangerous chemicals.

Other Countries That Allow Child Labor
Mexico
Bangladesh
Scotland
Korea
Britain
Cuba
Bosnia
Costa Rica
Columbia
And More.....

 Glass Factories
 
 Boys in glass factories suffered injuries due to carelessness.
 
"Mold boys" squatted in uncomfortable positions for long hours to stay close to the molds kept near the furnace.
 
"Carrying-in boys" had to remain on their feet most of the time also.
 
"Snapping-up boys" had to stay near fires to keep the glass melted.
 
Glass factories were nicknamed "glory holes" because of their heat.

1782-1845
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- Lord Althorp, supporter of child labor

INTRODUCTION
It may not seem like it now, seeing that we have child labor laws, but back then, the US employed child workers. Some were as young as 5 years and younger. It didn't stop in the United States until the 19th century. It's still allowed in other places though.

*An Overview*
Little children were forced to work long hours for little or no pay. The average pay for a child worker is $26/mo. They were not allowed to go to school, even if they did have the time. They had no time to sleep, because they had to wake up so early. They worked sun up 'til sun down, enduring harsh weather conditions.Most female workers allowed their male employers to sexually abuse them because they had no other choice, or they would lose thier job. Although there were many poeple who supported this, there there were people who also attempted to stop it.
*The National Child Labor Committee*
The NCLC was formed in 1904.It's purpose was to get congress to stop child labor all over the world.In 1907 Jane Addams, a member of NCLC, revealed that there were over two million shildren who were younger than 16 working in the USA,and that's why so many children can't read and write.In 1908 the NCLC hired Lewis Hine as a photographer to take pictures in factories of the children working. He said this strong statement about his pictures, "Perhaps you are weary about child labor pictures. Well, so are the rest of us,but we propose to make you and the whole country so tired of the whole buisness that when the time for action comes, child labor pictures will be records of the past."

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Coal Mines (early 1900's)
 
Boys worked in small dark holes called coal mines. They worked whether it was hot or cold, whether it rained or snowed. They did not complain, not even about their pay which in some places was one to three dollars a week. No reading or writing was allowed, even if they did have time.Slate and coal were all they knew. They were too tired to play, they went straight to sleep after work, only to wake up and do the same thing over again.
 
Hand injuries like cuts and broken or crushed fingers were common in coal mines. Other accidents like death from the machines, I won't get into detail about that, and falling down chutes would happen too.

*Conclusion*
*Conclusion*
*Conclusion*
Child labor is still allowed in  some countries.The ILO(International Labor Organization has estimated 250 million children between five and fourteen years old are working in developing countries. At least 120 million of those work full time. Just think, as you're relaxing in your chair, reading this, there are children who aren't even allowed to read or go to school and learn.
 
MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE CHILDREN LOST DURING WORK FOR SELFISH CHILD LABOR EMPLOYERS.......

BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
FOR www.hrw.orgCLICK HERE

FOR www.historyplace.comCLICK HERE

FOR www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.ukCLICK HERE

FOR www.childlabor.org/frames.htmlCLICK HERE

FOR www.snolabor.orgCLICK HERE

 

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