Brazil: 1.97 Million Children Work in Unsafe Environments

Posted on June 4, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Labor Issues reported on June 3, 2013, that according to the National Research by Household Sample, between 1.56 million and 1.97 million children and adolescents work in hazardous and unhealthy occupations/environments. Children and adolescents work in the production of tobacco, cotton, sugar cane, coal plants, drug trafficking, and sexual exploitation among other areas. The National Plan for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor and Protection of Adolescent Workers has set a goal by 2015 to remove children from working in such hostile environments by encouraging school as a fulltime occupation. The proportion of the worst types of labor for children is 53.5%. Read Article

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