Long way to go for Myanmar in tackling child labour

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The former regime neglected schools, parents placed little value on education and high levels of poverty mean many children are forced to work.

One in 10 children work illegally in Myanmar where government has developed a five-year action plan to tackle the problem of child labour.
One in 10 children work illegally in Myanmar where government has developed a five-year action plan to tackle the problem of child labour.

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TRTWorld
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As Myanmar emerges from 50 years of military rule, it’s grappling with how to tackle the problem of child labour. 

The former regime neglected schools, parents placed little value on education and high levels of poverty mean many children are forced to work. 

Wages are bad, hours are long, and children are often subjected to poor working conditions and abuse. 

TRT World‘s Libby Hogan spoke to one child labourer who asked for her identity to be undisclosed. 

Source: TRT World

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