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TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT A CHILD FROM SLAVERY

Donate to World Vision today and you can protect a child from slavery and help break the cycle of poverty.

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How far are you willing to go for the fight to end child slavery? Here are other ways to fight for change.

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Case Studies

At the end of a 4 am-6 pm workday, threatened by snakes, rats and unkind adults, a tired and hungry Alberto comes home to his large family in their one room house made of clay and wood.

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Why should I sign this petition?

NO CHILD FOR SALE PETITION

AS THE RESULT OF SEVERAL FACTORY DISASTERS IN BANGLADESH, THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN LOST PARENTS OR HAD PARENTS SUFFER DEVASTATING INJURIES. THIS MEANS THAT A KEY INCOME EARNER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO WORK. IF WE HELP ENSURE THAT PARENTS ARE SAFE, IT WILL REDUCE THE CHANCES THAT THEIR CHILDREN WILL HAVE TO GO TO WORK TO SURVIVE. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN WORKING IN HAZARDOUS LABOUR THROUGHOUT BANGLADESH BECAUSE THEY HAVE LOST A PARENT, OR THEIR PARENTS ARE UNABLE TO EARN ENOUGH INCOME TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY.

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is an initiative that will help. This agreement requires companies with suppliers in Bangladesh protect worker’s rights and are financially responsible for ensuring that factories are safe. This includes independent inspections by trained fire safety experts, mandatory repairs and renovations financed by the companies, as well as public reporting of their efforts. We strongly urge leading Canadian retailers who have suppliers in Bangladesh to sign this Accord to protect all workers and prevent children from doing hazardous work.

Many Canadian companies have chosen to participate in the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. This is a good start, but we need them to take the next step and sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. This agreement, signed by Loblaw, includes independent inspections and mandatory actions to help protect the safety and rights of workers.