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Said Farah-Ceh

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Working children: should we prohibit, permit or promote it.

For many years various international institutions (such as Unesco or the goverment) have fought against child labor, saying it is a way to exploit them. But since 1976 in Peru there is an organization of children and adolescents who are clamoring for their right to work, ensuring that through work they can get different skills, knowledge and social abilities.

* What is your personal position on this issue that concerns us all, in one way or another?
* If you were the minister of labor in your country, what position would you have to child labor.


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  • Jul 8 2012: People are making the arguement that sweat shops are bad, and I see the reasons for that. But is closing down the sweatshops the best route to take? If they are shut down, or kids are locked out of working because of labor laws, then kids will have no income at all. Clearly there is a reason people take these jobs; they would starve to death if they couldnt work there.
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      Jul 8 2012: Sure, probably the best way to end up with this is not to close the sweatshops... I think it will be better to regulate the jobs, huors, rates and cares in those factories.

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