CHILD LABOR IN BOLIVIA, THE BROKEN TABOO
A scandal or a necessity?
Nowadays in Bolivia, children as young as 10-year-old are legally at work. They can be seen everywhere.
If this regulation outrages international organisations, the children themselves, and their union that led the campaign in favour of lowering the legal working age, welcomed it.
This law reopens the debate on child labour. Should it be banned, thus denying a country’s social reality? Should it be acknowledged as a way to provide young workers with some kind of protection? Will the Bolivian example become a source of inspiration for other countries?