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Children in slavery


 

Many of today's slaves are children.

Their lack of physical strength and naiveté make them easy to manipulate.

They have no one willing to speak up, or act, on their behalf against unscrupulous employers.

UNICEF estimates that, world-wide, there are 100 million children working in conditions harmful to their health, overall development and well-being. Children are particularly vulnerable if they are handed over by their parents for the exploitation of their labor, or if they are made to work to repay loans. Such practices lead to conditions of slavery.

 

 

 

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Last Updated April 01, 2007