Photos by Youness Khani, Mehr News Agency
These photos are from Iranian children working in a glass
making workshop. The child laborers usually work in very unhealthy environments.
They lack proper nutrition and they perform dangerous tasks. In addition, these
children are the target of criminals or gangs engaged in distribution of
narcotics, prostitution, and the likes.
While victims of injustice and poverty have always had trouble being heard, none have had more trouble, historically, than children. Whether exploited as child labourers or prostitutes, drafted as young teenagers into armed forces, forced as young girls into a lonely life as domestic workers, deprived of an education to work on the family farm, or denied adequate nutrition and health care, children need help and protection from an adult world that perpetrates most of the abuse. (read more)
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