Child Labor is prohibited by international laws internationally, but it's still to be a sort of child abuse children face in different places on this planet.
Unfortunately, we found many families in the third world depends on the labor of children to survive in hard economical situations. However, child labour is still to be a sort of child abuse with many indicators of children sexual abuse.
Lately the child labor stretched in Africa to force children into compulsory military training to create fronts of child soldiers and the rebels drug them into civil wars using even drugs, as we see in Sierra Leone. So, the child security and the child safety are in dangers.
In some countries in Asia the child care is preached by bad treatments of children to force them into child trafficking even to some European countries, where the trafficker make the money from selling children and children face sexual abuse too.
While child labor is a preach to children's rights and the abuse becomes the trend in many underdeveloped countries, many people could find excuses easily by saying that parents could die if their children didn't help.
While this is the picture in the third world, where they use even children refugees to abuse them, we found that child labor exists even in some well developed countries in Europe. Child love becomes a question.
But, they treat it in the modern societies differently, depending on many values the third world lacks, such as justice, peace, security and stability.
From the early eightieth up to the ninetieth, Africa came second to Asia on the map of the World's Childs Labor. The child labor percentage escalated from %17.0 in 1980 to %18.0 in 1985 to %21.3 in 1990 according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Eritrea is not present in this report amongst the other African states; nevertheless the percentage of the child labor was high the day the report was conducted.
The social welfare office struggled on the first years of independence against the odds, but the ministry neglected the matter afterwards.
While doing my job in the official newspaper, contacting "Save the Children" of the United Kingdom, the UNICEF, SOS, and some children institutions, I've conducted some reportages and reports to publish in the official newspaper.
However I couldn't publish some of them. I've lost some of those reports amongst my archives and I am about to publish some of those reports I've found.
I should admit that some statements in this report are from my memory. There're moments that I could remember very well.
Her name is Rega't, and she was 13 years old when I met her one night selling beans and local tobacco on the main streets, near some bars.
Although she did sell these goods 4 hours a day and got home tired nearly at midnight, she hadn't a bean out of it. In stead of getting good words, appreciation, food and rest, her elder brother gave her beans.
Seemingly the term "Child Labor" was unfamiliar. She told me that her elder brother was the direct and sole responsible person her family, so she took his orders seriously, because when he got angry, not only his mind, but his hand got toughest than the stone to slap even those who have done nothing bad to him.
I was trying to confess her to get home at that moment, because it was getting dark, and because there were some gangs who tried to chat with her using some dirty words, that I didn't believe she understood them.
But she told me that she was used to hear those words, and even there were some boys who tried to touch her. She said she was not afraid, and that it was easy for her to fight them.
When I advised her to tell her brother about all this, she said he didn't care the first time she told him in an attempt to confess him to stop sending her out by night. In stead he told her that she could learn something from those boys.
I decided to speak with her brother, so I told her that I wanted to accompany her home.
Along the way, while I was hearing her telling some of her stories, she stopped suddenly and requested me to stop and return home. She was very afraid at the moment we were near her home.
So, understanding the situation I thought for a while and told her I'll reach her brother in a way that he will never think I'd spoken to her.
I then asked her where I could find him. She gave me his name and his work address. She described him to me when I asked her to do so.
"Next time..." I told her "could you gather three or four from your street seller's mates to chat with them." She said yes, and I said: "far well, take care."
All the way to my home I thought of those who were playing with those kids on the shady corners, corridors and cinema; and even inside some bars.
Well, expect some more stories about child labor at the same circle of the Horn of Africa's misery to appear at the linked political website.
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