Bolivia’s child labour union
Why do Bolivia’s children fight to legalise child labour?
The kids who clean shoes and sell cigarettes on the streets of Bolivia are not your typical political lobbyists. But after setting up their own trade union and publicly lobbying politicians, Bolivia’s child workers have forced the government to change the law and allow kids as young as 10 to work legally.
I travelled to Bolivia to shoot a short documentary about Bolivia’s union of child labourers. You can read about the situation of the children in my in-depth articles for Contributoria (PDF), Latterly Magazine (PDF) and Join Magazine.
A private link for the documentary is already available. Please get in contact for more details.