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Shipyard in Bangladesh

Ferdous in a 14 year old child, sweating after hard work at shipyard. Ship building industry in Bangladesh spreading rapidly where workers from all ages work together, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 28, 2016. The working condition here is serious and not suitable for any children. Conditions are hot and often dangerous. Even workers do not use minimum safety guard. Therefore accidents happen very frequently. Children who work here are growing up without education which has been leading them towards uncertain future. The reason of child labor in such dangerous working condition is cheap labor and poverty. According to child labor law of Bangladesh it is prohibited in serious working condition but there is no implication of it. The current socio-economic condition of Bangladesh is unable to solve child labor problem right away. It's not possible to banned child labor completely at any time. The thing is these children's families are in need. They don't have any other options other than work for money and help their family. If government really going to banned child labor in the country, the situation would be worse than this. Their living of standards even go down more. So before banning child labor, government needs to develop economic condition of their family first. (Photo by Mohammad Ponir Hossain/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Shipyard in Bangladesh


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