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Child labour 6 by GMBAkash Child labour 6 by GMBAkash
Child labour is not a new issue in Bangladesh.as children remain here one of the most vulnerable groups living under threats of hunger, illiteracy, displacement,exploitation,trafficking,physical and mental abuse. Although the issue of child labor has always been discussed, there is hardly any remarkable progress even in terms of mitigation

17.5 percent of total children of the 5-15 age group are engaged in economic activities. many of this children are engage in various hazardous occupations in manufacturing factories. factory owners prefer to employ children as they could pay them less and also able to keep their factories free from trade unionism. a child labour gets taka 400 to 700 ( 1 USD = 70 taka) per month, while an adult worker earns up to taka 5000 per month.

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Suggester says," While Bangladesh has seen a slowly improving life style, but child labour is still prominent in parts of this small country. While kids at his age are going to school or having a great supporting time in many western countries, there are still kids out there who are doing various hazardous work with underpayment to live on and support their family with what little they can make! Do check out this deviant's thought provoking gallery!"
Child labour 6 by ~GMBAkash

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yearuzzaman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
war for the future

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jinrobi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this screams "Wheelbarrow"...
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Osse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
In first world nation childīs labor is a crime, in a third world nation its a need, I live in a third world nation, fortunately Ive nerver worked as a kid, but there is a lot of kids working out there, some of them are exploitation, some are not, but the truth is that around 60% of our adult population is exploitated(damn Iīve never used this verb on english before :hmm: ), "child work" is a western construction, so what its happening on this picture is child work only for you.....for that boy, for his parents and for his entire society that is just a way to life, a way to have his nourishment, its normal.................its just life, maybe its not fair for you, maybe they like it, and when you get frustrated when the damn web page does not load, or when you do not have money for a nintendo game, ther are happy with just a kite..............
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Photoloaded Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
congrats on the DD!
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Saineem Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was amazed to see your photograph on the daily deviation page. This photo and your gallery really shows the sad facts of life in poverty to the rest of the world. Thank you.

একজন বাংলাদেশী হিসেবে আমার অনেক গর্ব বোধ হচ্ছে। আশা করছি আরো অনেকে এ ধরনের ঘটনার ব্যাপারে জানতে পারবে আপনার ছবি দেখে।
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thik bolechen.
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CrimsonNolita Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
This photo is brilliant and captures two things for me, one is the tragedy of child labor and the other is the strength and determination in this child, he shows no signs of faltering or giving up, he's doing what he must to help his family, as sad and powerful as it may be.
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Hefsiular Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In many cases this is very true, kids are basically slaves and some even might be, like you just mentioned, human trafficking.
But what are the options for these kids, what can they do if they can't work?
Are there schools they can go to? If that’s the case, than why are they not at school instead of doing this hard work better suited for adults.
Or what can people like you, me and every body else do to prevent this kind of exploitation?
If the government in these countries won't even bother to check out all the working places or have other people to do that for them or at all bother to visit and get to talk freely to the workers, especially the kids and all the younger people and see if they are treated unjust or endangered in any way. Than there is little hope to improve these kids situation, you either need to be a extreme good talker or someone will have to give someone else a lot of fucking money. (MONEY TALKS AND BULLSHIT WALKS)
If these kids and young people in this kind of situations get trough the day and get to keep themselves and their family free of hunger even though it's not always enough, than that’s what they have to do. Many of these countries which accepts child labor does it because they are pore or corrupt and both or just plain oblivious to anything else going on in this world, and they don’t give a shit what we have to say or do about it, it is anyone for themselves.
It is like that because things haven’t changed for the better or at all for maybe hundreds of years, the problem will also grow with the population.
The kids in this photo, looks strong and proud and I believe it is because they really are.
I feel more sorry for Mr. slim “the dude in the green shirt and the turban” than these kids.
He looks in far worse shape than they do, that dude is hungry!
Hell, I bet you if he could go nuts on a buffet he would continue to eat long after he already had thrown up for the 10th time.
Many of us “children of the earth and western cities” can’t in any way imagine how the everyday is to people whom this concerns, because we have what we need and so much more, there is a sea of possibility for some of us if we just want to, we can basically pick and choose.
If you think about it, it wasn’t really that long ago since this was the reality and the every day life all over Europe, America or any other places for that matter.
Both of my grandpa’s became fishermen and traveled all around Europe and other places and on different boats from the age of 12-16 years old. They would have been 72 and 85 now. And their parents started working even younger so and so.
Most of the people who lived on farms and on the inlands in that time and earlier, started working when they became able to. Looks like it’s almost the same story here, except these kids are working in the industry and for already wealthy people who are to greedy to feel any shame, that just goes on and show how corrupt the system can be.
I know that corruption is the main reason why most of the western counties don’t like to trade with their products “greedy bastards”. I’m from Norway, and trust me “or don’t”. We are known for thinking that we are better than everybody!!! I can tell who ever that reads this, that we are not even close to the perfect portrait politicians and other piss people would like us to be, we are just fooling ourselves in the glamour of our own false security.
I am just writing my own opinion on this matter and I stand by this alone, everybody has their own opinion and that is good, I guess….
There is SIN all over and this world wherever you look, and nothing will ever be perfect.
Perfection is just one grand illusion, which will only blind the fools who believe in it.
It does not matter if you are rich, regular or poor. The truth is that we always want more no matter what we own or possess or who we are or want to be.
Not everyone has the same rights. ”I know, that sucks balls” or the money for that matter to get the education like other people have the privileged to “different countries or states, different rules and a way of life”
It just seems like people these days are criticizing or saying no to child labor just because we see our selves as suddenly so “civilized” now. Or is it just the right and humane way to think now these days.
Can’t you just hear the other parents whispering to each other In this “scenario” when you go to pick up your kids after school, ”Hey there goes that dude who says he’s not against child labor in the 3rd world countries – “really” some might reply, and there you have it, you might even become a murderer after the rumors have been floating freely around for a while.
Suddenly you have become the villain and might even be keeping a couple of Indians sowing soccer balls in the basement.
That is not very likely but think about it this way, if work for a couple of bucks a months can help these people out and last them for a while, than It’s not the biggest crime, besides that their bosses pays them way to little and may even slow down their growth and kill them when their in their early 50-60s, well that’s heart attack. It’s not murder it is nature.
The effect is simple, they will have even less or nothing if they weren’t allowed to work, some parents would not even blink twice before selling off their son or daughter for enough to last for a while each would serve their own and different purposes for their new owners, where would this than end?

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I admire your good heart and spirit, just lead on the revolution and the bricks may fall where you lay them.
Because the world political point of view has not done enough if anything to change these children’s lives to the better if any by now.
Who are willing to see this continue for another 30 years before conditions magically will improve.
Only truly dedicated people have the power to make the changes needed, like your self and others like you, I would say.
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StarGazerM Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
This is very depressing. When you took this picture did you get to talk to any of the children? Did they want a better life?
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scarletcougar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Your website is very moving. Thanks for sharing a side few in other countries ever see or even know about.
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