I have blogged about child workers in some developing countries, at least in a peripheral sense, abused by the quest for the dollar for shareholders in a faraway land. Girls in their early teens injected with contraceptive drugs against their will; threats to take jobs away from some folks in South America who are earning 30¢ per hour—so that they can be given to others in China doing 21¢.
I thought this was bad till a Save the Children volunteer reminded me of another plight involving children: the kidnapping of kids to force them into becoming murderers in conﬂict-heavy countries, particularly parts of Africa. Boys and girls are forced to become some of the 120,000-plus child soldiers—other than those girls forced and beaten into sexual slavery.
I promised the volunteer I would draw attention to this here, so please do examine these links:
Amnesty International;The blog entry is particularly good and has further links. Choose a charity, I say, or examine which ones get most funds to the right people. If you have some links on this issue, please do post them. Posted by Jack Yan, 12:21
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