The Newsletter 54 Summer 2010

Leather gloves and tiny fingers

Anna Ensing

The Bangladeshi government has placed the eradication of child labour in the leather sector high on its agenda, but many children are still found working in diff erent parts of the production chain. Children are pulled to Dhaka by job opportunities, but more importantly, pushed to Dhaka by diffi cult conditions at home in the countryside. Once they arrive in Dhaka life is hard and returning to their village is no longer an option.

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