Thursday, June 10, 2004
South Africa is among the countries where an estimated 10 million children worldwide work in slave-like conditions in other people's homes, says the United Nations' labour agency on Thursday.
But, says a study by the International Labor Organisation, the problem is largely ignored in many countries,
They rarely got paid, sometimes were sexually abused and even forgot their own names after years of being called simply "girl" or "boy", said June Kane, author of the 112-page ILO study.
Very sad state of affairs. If only we could find someway to connect the tragedy to oil, or at least some major source of revenue to get some worldy big wigs 'concerned'....