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Petitioning Indian Parliament

End the Enslavement of Millions of Indian Children!


Aunque esta campaña está escrita en inglés, ya que la organización internacional que la promueve es de habla inglesa, creemos que podría interesarte.

Every day, millions of children in India wake up to long hours of back-breaking labour, working everywhere from stone quarries to carpet factories to rice mills. These children—some as young as 5 years-old—are kept from school and forced to work 7 days a week for up to 18 hours a day in hazardous situations that leave them permanently injured or crippled by heavy loads and dangerous equipment. Due to these working conditions, many child labourers suffer from respiratory disorders or develop chronic pain.

Thankfully, the Indian Parliament is considering legislation called the "Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill," which: 1) prohibits employment of children under 14 years of age, 2) outlines harsh sentences for violators, and 3) provides for monitoring of suspected cases of child slavery. This legislation would put an end to the enslavement of children in India, but it risks not passing without a demonstration of mass public support.

Sadly, the Indian Parliament missed their opportunity to pass the "Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill" in late 2012. With the fate of millions of children at stake, it is appalling that politicians in India have delayed the passage of a bill that would abolish child slavery in their country.

Call on the Indian Parliament to abolish child slavery in India by immediately passing the Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill.

Letter to
Indian Parliament
We call on you and your fellow MPs to immediately pass the Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill, banning the employment of children up to 14 years old when Parliament resumes in February.

For every day that this bill is delayed, you are allowing modern slavery to continue to rob millions of children of the chance to be healthy, educated and free to build a bright future for themselves and for their country.