34 Exposure:


Pep Bonet


De acordo com a ONG Anti-Slavery International, forced labor - or servitude
by debt - may be the least known form of slavery and more used to enslave people. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there 250 million economically active children (individuals with less than 18 years) around the world. 61% these workers - about 153 million - are in Asia. Approximately half of these children work full time, and 20 a 30% delas - something between 30 and 46 million - are subject to operating conditions or worst forms of child labor.
The Southeast Asia is by far the region where slavery is more prevalent and culturally complex. Na Bangladesh rural, tens of thousands of people are forced laborers. In some cases, whole families are trapped in their employers struggling to pay their loans. These families include children, being
forced to work daily. Everything goes seemingly unnoticed. As part of the collective Modern Forms of Slavery, an investigation photojournalistic collective NOOR, Pep Bonet turns to the issue of child labor
and exploitation in Bangladesh, Where there are approximately 5 million children aged 5 and 15 years working in hazardous conditions in factories, garages, housing, railway stations, markets, in small foundries - some for little or no payment. Many boys and girls have access to education trabalhamnão and end up getting stuck in low-paid jobs and low-skill. This keeps them always tied to the cycle of poverty.
Sexual exploitation and trafficking of children are problems that affect their psychosocial stigma, Your Health, and also its recognition in the community. The victims are affected by poverty, low socio-economic and cultural practices, what in the northern region of Bangladesh contributes to be further explored. The sex market is expanding at a speed no precedents and encompassing all strata of society.
This photo essay is followed by a multimedia film on the same subject, which will be released soon.