Bolivia to ban child labour

The Bolivian government announced planning of a law that identifies 10 prohibiting areas of child labor where children are facing situations of exploitation now.

Updated: Sep 22, 2009, 15:33 PM IST

La Paz: The Bolivian government announced planning of a law that identifies 10 prohibiting areas of child labor where children are facing situations of exploitation now.

According to the Labour Minister Calixto Chipana recollection of chestnuts in the Amazon, mines and sugarcane harvest, among others, are some of the areas in which minors are not allowed to do because they expose themselves to physic and physiological dangers. Chipana informed the National Council of Economic Policy (CONAPE) is working on the rules and list of forbidden jobs.
Since that law come into effect we are all forced to avoid children from being in those places, he emphasized. At the same time the Labor Minister also state forward that they
will seek for policies to allow those minors that maintain their families can do it in worthy conditions and without violating their rights.

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