Estimates of the number of child laborers in Thailand range between 4 and 5 million. An estimated 1.4 million work in unregulated manufacturing, often sweatshops. Garments, gem polishing, leather bags, shrimp and seafood processing, and rattan and wood furniture are all areas in which child labor is found, according to the U.S. DOL.
Posted : Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:08:49 GMT Asia World News | Home [from www.earthtimes.org] Bangkok – The Thai government is exposing children to “significant risks” by recruiting them in the war against Muslim insurgents in the south of the country, a coalition of humanitarian non-governmental organisations alleged on Thursday. The Coalition to Stop the Use [...]