Girl Child Labor in Bangladesh
Chief Seattle said “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” However, if we look at the present situation of the child labor of Bangladesh the only one thing will come into your mind is that this child are born to carry the burden of our ancestors.
Child labors become a big issue not only in Bangladesh, but also for many other countries of the world. However, for the developing countries like Bangladesh the problem of child labor is very sever. When the child labor is a girl, it exacerbates the situation. The misery of a girl child labor knows no bound. Though child labor is harmful for both boy and girl without any doubt, the situation is difficult for especially girl child labor.
This is a picture of a girl who is a child labor. To support her family, she works in a fish market named Fringe Bazaar in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She has to carry the heavy baskets of fish and get only 10 Taka per basket. She cannot carry more than 10 to 12 baskets per day, so at the end of the day she gets only 100 to 150 Taka which is less almost 1 or 2 dollars. Most of the time, she does not get any basket to carry as there are other boy child labors who get the first preference for working.
When I took this picture of her I was thinking about her future. When I saw at her, only the negative thought was coming in my mind that one day this innocent face will demolish because of the rude reality. We can give them only the pain to pale that innocent face. Life is so tough for the child labor especially if it is a girl. There are thousands of girls in Bangladesh like her. Although law against the child labor exists in the country, it’s not active or applied properly. Bangladesh is full of natural resources, but it is not developing because most of the time we forget the famous quote of Walt Disney that “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children."