Products manufactured under child exploitation

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a list with 128 goods that are generally produced by exploitation of children

The exploitation of children is one of the most common crimes in the job market around the world, especially in countries where the legal frameworks are flexible or little guarded. The big problem, as well as illegal, is that hundreds of industrial producers benefit from the conditions of marginalization to exploit infants with long hours and miserable salaries, but in addition to the hand with the labour exploitation of children are commonly linked other practices such as drug trafficking, prostitution networks, and physical abuse. He is estimated that there are currently at least 115 million children are forced to work in little fair conditions.

Ecoosfera presents 10 property used frequently around the world and most likely its production take implied the exploitation of children. And despite the fact that it will not be easy to live without them, the fact that a larger portion of the population this aware of this and start to question or even to require producers or distributors of these goods that comply with labour laws and respect children, will surely favour to create a less favourable environment for these practices to be replicated.

All these products occur, mostly in countries that constantly rely on the exploitation of children in the workplace:
  • Sugar cane(Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Kenya, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Thailand and Uganda)
  • Tobacco(Mexico, Argentina, Kenya, Brazil, Indonesia, Uganda, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Philippines, Tanzania, and Zambia)
  • Partitions(Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, India, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Peru, Uganda and Colombia.)
  • Coffee (Colombia, coast of ivory, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, El Salvador, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Tanzania and Uganda).
  • Cocoa(Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea)
  • Rice(Brazil, Burma, Dominican Republic, India, Kenya, Mali, the Philippines and Uganda).
  • Accessories(Argentina, China, India, Jordan, Malaysia, and Thailand.)
  • Diamonds(Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.)
  • Coal(China, Colombia, Mongolia, North Korea, Pakistan and Ukraine.)
  • Cotton(Argentina, Azerbaijan, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Paraguay, Turkey, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Zambia.)

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