Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Brick Kilns Of Bhaktapur

Child laborers make up a large part of the work force in the brick kilns that Conor Ashleigh documented in Nepal.  It was common to meet children as young as 12 who had travelled from the impoverished Indian state of Bihar to work for 6 months of the year. they live in cramped conditions, work 12 hours a day 7 days a week and receive less than $2 US a day.  While the universal right of a child are recognized by Nepal, the exploitation of child labor is still commonplace.

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