Bolivian child workers fight for their right to work

By Sara Shahriari for Deutsche Welle. Link to original article, 12 April 2013

Child labor in Bolivia. Shoe-Shine Boy (credit: Alberto's, Flickr creative commons)Interviews with members of the Union of Child and Adolescent Workers of Bolivia (UNATsBO) reveal some of the reasons why children in Bolivia work and the kinds of conditions they have to work in. These children are fighting for their right to work because they need to contribute to their families buduget or fund their schooling. But this doesn’t mean they want to accept working in dangerous conditions.

“Hundreds of thousands of children work in Bolivia even though the minimum working age is 14. But as most of them have to help support their families, they depend on their jobs. Some have united to improve their lives”…..

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