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Child Labour


Working Children Tell Their Stories

Assane's story

Assane is 10 years old and lives in Senegal. He works as a shoe-shine boy.

Kumar's story

Kumar is from Nepal. When Kumar was eight years old, he used to stay at home and take care of his younger brothers and sisters. One day, he ran away from home.

Pablo's story

Pablo is 14 years old. He lives in a very poor part of Bogota, Colombia, with his mother and four brothers and sisters. He works as a street seller.

Paula's story

Paula (that's not her real name) lives in England. She is 15 years old. She is a heroin addict and a prostitute.

Sawai's story

Sawai lives in Thailand. When she was 13 she started working, making clothes.

and more ....

Magazine cover showing a child workerChild Campaigners

The stories of Iqbal Masih & Craig Kielburger

Rugmark Foundation

Help for children in the carpet-making industry

The Working Children's Charter

What working children propose for themselves.

"Let us work!"

Working children speak out at the Amsterdam Conference on Child Labour.

Reader's letters on Child Labour

Links about Child Labour/Children's Rights


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Last Modified: 20 November 2000