Child Slavery

What is child slavery?

Childhood should be a time to grow, learn, play and flourish in safety.
But, an estimated 10 million children around the world don’t have that chance. Instead, they wake up each day trapped in modern slavery.

Some have been forced into back-breaking work in mines, brick kilns, sweatshops and private homes.
Others are forced into sexual exploitation, begging or selling drugs.
And it happens closer than we would like to think– children in the UK are often just as vulnerable to trafficking or exploitation.

Child slavery

Child slavery is the slavery of children.
The enslavement of children can be traced back through history.
Even after the abolition of slavery, children continue to be enslaved and trafficked in modern times, which is a particular problem in developing countries.

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Child and forced labor - The Human Cost of Coffee (Photo: The Weather Channel‏)

Child and forced labor – The Human Cost of Coffee (Photo: The Weather Channel‏)

1 My stolen childhood: understanding the trokosi system – BBC Africa Eye documentary

15 mei 2018

Thousands of women across West Africa have been enslaved by a centuries old practice called “trokosi”. Girls are forced to live and work with priests in religious shrines, for the rest of their lives, to “pay” for the sins of family members. Although the practice has officially been banned in Ghana, it’s still happening there and in other parts of West Africa but on a smaller scale.
 
Twenty years after she was freed from this practice, Brigitte Sossou Perenyi goes on a journey to understand what trokosi really is and why her family gave her away.
 

2 Growing Up in Africa (full documentary)

28 jun. 2014

Africa is the continent with the highest percentage of children with AIDS, orphans, forced to work nine hours a day for seven days a week in prostitution or suffering from various types of slavery.

Various NGOs and private institutions make everything they can to help these children. We will approach them to see some of their efforts they use to help them.
 

3 Les enfants esclaves du marché de Cotonou

5 mei 2015

 
Espoirs d’Enfants contribue au développement de « la baraque », lieu d’accueil des enfants esclaves du marché de Dantokpa à Cotonou, capitale du Bénin.
 

4 “Enfants esclaves, 8 ans après”

13 apr. 2013

“Enfants esclaves, 8 ans après”, France 2, “Envoyé spécial”, 19 janvier 2013. Voir site “Les mémoires des esclavages et de leurs abolitions”, www.lesmemoiresdesesclavages.com
 

5 Les petits esclaves du lac Volta – Thalassa (reportage complet)

15 feb. 2016

C’est une petite ville animée du nord du Ghana, au bord du lac Volta. Les patrons de pêche y emploie des jeunes enfants. C’est un mot qui surprend en ce début de XXIe siècle : ces sont des esclaves.
 
De petits esclaves comme Joseph, 8 ans, et Félix, 9 ans, achetés à leurs parents pour 30$ et qui triment de 4h du matin à la tombée du jour. Une association, l’IOM, se bat pour racheter ces enfants, les scolariser et retrouver les parents qui les ont vendus.
 
Un reportage de Daniel Grandclément et Jérôme Roguez Production DGP 2006, avec la participation de France 3 Thalassa
 
 
IMPORTANT CONTENT
 

6 Togo: Tough to Survive. Togolese children stuck between hard labour and human trafficking

5 apr. 2018

 
Watch more films about Child Labour: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/child-labour/…
 
Aziagba Philomene’s small children sit in a circle on the ground as if playing in a sandbox. But these kids are crushing stones into gravel with hammers almost too big for their small hands… and they do this seven hours a day, with no hand or eye protection. Though Aziagba is aware of the hard and dangerous conditions, she must send her children to work to provide her family’s basic needs. Otherwise, the $10-$30 per year for schooling each of her six kids would be too much. In the West African country of Togo, the Philomene family’s situation is far from unique. Some 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and nearly a third of Togolese children must work to help support their families. With employment opportunities scarce, more than 300,000 Togolese children have been sent abroad or to distant cities on promises of better prospects. Most of these end up working for little or no money under conditions bordering on slavery, while many girls are forced into prostitution.
 
In this film, you’ll meet the Togolese parents of children who work locally so they can learn a trade and get an education, hoping they will eventually pull their families out of poverty.
 

7 Sur la route des “esclaves modernes” au Pakistan

 
Ils sont plus de deux millions au Pakistan. Enfants, hommes et femmes qui travaillent gratuitement, endettés à vie, parfois sur plusieurs générations, prisonniers d’un système où les intérêts d’un emprunt dépassent ce qu’ils peuvent rembourser. Dans les champs et les usines de briques, ils travaillent comme esclaves, malgré l’interdiction de cette pratique. 
 
Durée: 02:54
 
IMPORTANT CONTENT
 

8 Pakistan’s Child Maids: BBC “Our World” Documentary

10 jun. 2018

Tens of thousands of Pakistani children work as domestic servants in the homes of richer families. They cook, clean and are often violently abused, but those responsible are rarely held to account.
 
SHOCKING CONTENT
 

9 Inside the horrific secret chamber where Josef Fritzl kept his daughter | 60 Minutes Australia

17 jul. 2020

Full Episodes: https://9now.app.link/uNP4qBkmN6 | Secrets of the cellar (2008)
 
You have to shake your head in disbelief. How can these things happen? And in this particular case, how could he possibly get away with it for so long? It’s just unthinkable. A father who kept his daughter locked away in a secret chamber for 24 years. The poor girl was just eighteen when the horror began, and over the years, she had seven children. One died. Three were kept prisoner down in the cellar and inconceivably the others were adopted by the father and lived openly upstairs as his grandchildren. No wonder the family story stunned the world – and I must add a warning- what follows contains strong adult themes.
 
For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Tom Steinfort, Tara Brown, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.
 
IMPORTANT CONTENT
 

10 Exclusive interview with a Yazidi – A former ISIS slave speaks out

16 jan. 2020

At a camp for internally displaced persons in Sharya, Iraq, THE WEEK met Leyla Telo—a Yazidi who was a slave of ISIS for two years and eight months.

Leyla’s harrowing experience sheds light into how ISIS treated their prisoners and the methods by which they sought to indoctrinate Yazidi children.

Reporting by Lakshmi Subramanian
Camera by Bhanu Prakash Chandra
Narration by Oshin Grace Daniell
Editing by Varun Ramesh

Music:
Ascension by Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

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11 Fighting child slavery with innovation | Nina Smith | TEDxDhaka

9 feb. 2015

More than a million children are trapped in slavery in the dark side of the handmade products you use everyday. Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s GoodWeave Intl. found a way to fight back. Nina Smith is fighting that battle as the Exec. Director of GoodWeave for many years.
 
Nina Smith is the executive director of GoodWeave International, which works to end child labor in the carpet industry in South Asia and replicate its market-driven model in new industries. Since 1999 Nina has developed and lead GoodWeave’s operations, which include market development; product certification, inspection and monitoring of informal supply chains; removal and rehabilitation of child laborers, and a range of worker protection programs. Nina is a winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the EXCEL Award for excellence in chief executive leadership. Recently the founder of GoodWeave International, Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 
SHOCKING CONTENT
 

12 Sexy Girl Eating Like a Pig Prank

9 mrt. 2012

 

Sexy girl seems head over heals for random men eating at the mall food court, she even pays them a beer before revealing her true dirty, disgusting and quite possible completely crazy self. That being said, I’m sure we can all agree her sheer hotness more than compensates for her crude table manners.