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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 9 2012: If the work is not stopping a child to study and not slowing the normal growth of their physically body, then they can work if and only it is required.

    Obviously, when it comes about child labor, their bodies are not strong enough to tolerate tough conditions of work, hence, resulting to abnormal growth of their body. Simultaneously, no education will restrict them to not grow professionally resulting to life time living in a similar condition. They are also not mature enough to decide accurately.

    In my country, children are working to stay alive, not a choice of living that way. Most of them lost their parents, or their family heads are not able to earn enough to feed and educate them.
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      Jul 9 2012: Thank you for sharing this interesting point of wiew. I think there is a lot of countries where the same happens.

      What should we do or how should we react to this?

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