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As authoritarian regimes rise, child labour problem is getting worse

This is the Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. What can democracies do to make this a reality?

Child Labour | Jair Bolsonaro | Brazil

Timothy Ryan | FPIF 

Child labour

Two years ago, when Brazilian President favorably promoted the idea of labor for children as young as eight or nine, his minister for Human Rights, Family, and Women shot back: “Let us be clear that for children to work is a violation of their rights, something that cannot be allowed.” The Brazilian Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of publicly expressed “its vehement repudiation of the statement of Mr. Jair Bolsonaro…The declaration reveals a total disregard for the 1988 Federal Constitution…which prohibits all forms of under the age of 16.”



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First Published: Fri, September 24 2021. 11:22 IST