Why is this work
More than 152 million children are forced into labour.
Some children trafficked to loom sheds far from home – often under threat of violence – to work off a family debt that can never be repaid on meagre weaving wages.
Child laborers often forfeit the chance to ever begin school, giving them the highest illiteracy rates in the world.
Victims are 5-14 years of age, and while corporate social auditing improves working conditions at “first tier” factories, the worst exploitation takes place outside of the factory where many layers of subcontracting turn child labour into an invisible crime in hidden workplaces.