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1 Stolen Childhoods By Esther Battle

2 Sweatshop According to the Business Dictionary, sweatshop is a “Business establishment that makes its employees work under harsh and often hazardous conditions, and pays only minimal or survival wages.” Gap, Nike, and several others stores or companies that you’ve probably bought products from have been proven to use sweatshop, although not always with children. But in October of 2007, Gap was proven to be using child labor sweatshop in India, they claim not to have known.

3 Street Labor Street labor consists of various kinds of labor that children participate in unofficially.

4 Child Prostitution 70% of women are forced into prostitution and 20% of these are child prostitutes. Religious prostitution

5 Why Do Children Do It? Child labor is directly related to class It might also have to do with location (where the child lives) Sometimes it’s the parents’ choice to send their children into child labor

6 How Do They Get Away With It The law states that any children under the age of 14 should be employed in factories, mines, and other hazardous employments, there are also certain requirements to ensure that working children are working in a healthy environment. However, so far the child labor laws in India aren’t very strongly enforced.

7 Sources "Child Labor India." A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety ::Indianchild.com. 19 May Ross, Andrew. Low Pay, High Profile The Global Push for Fair Labor. New York: New P, Chambers, Catherine. Living as a Child Laborer: Mehboob's Story. Milwaukee: World Almanac Library, Hilary, Brown. "Gap Admits Possible Child Labor Problem - ABC News." Online news, breaking news, feature stories and more - ABC News. 20 May Rahman, A.R. "Jai Ho." Slumdog Millionaire: Music from the Motion Picture. By A.R. Rahman. MP3. Interscope, "Sweatshop." Business Dictionary. 19 May "Child Prostitution In India." Hum Coolie - dedicated to the "coolies" of India. 20 May Misha, Sarika. "Child prostitution in India." People's Union for Civil Liberties. 20 May 2009.

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