Bangladesh, Rajshahi, Hari Shankarpur. January 2013
Child workers at the end of their day at “Nice” brick factory.
Their work is to stack bricks: for every 1000 bricks stacked, they get 20 Taka. In a good day of work they can earn up to 100 Taka (aprox 1US$). Many children are forced to work to help support their families.
Although the law prohibits child labour, the practice is consistent throughout the region. Enforcement of existing laws is inadequate.
Child labour is technically illegal but extremely widespread. Driven by poverty, it is often parents who are forced to push their children into work at an early age.