In other countries would be considered a disgrace and knocked against what we want to call human civilization. In Bolivia is a common practice and now, with… the seal of state. Ten years old children and older will be able to work legally in Bolivia, after passing the bill to combat poverty.
In Bolivia, until now the limit was 14 years. With the new law, however, the limits become more ‘flexible’ if the employees are …. children who have closed the 12th year. If you are self-employed, you don’t need to be older than 10.
The law says that before a small child gets the job, his parents or guardians should have expressly consented to, while the MP Javier Savaleta, co-author of the bill, expressed the hope that in this way will eliminate absolute poverty plaguing Bolivia: “The extreme poverty is one of the reasons that push pear to work,” he said.
However, activists for human rights fundamentally disagree and call Bolivia to abandon the law.
“Child labor perpetuates poverty, it doesn’t eliminate it,” said Jo Becker, director of the department for children’s rights organization Human Rights Watch.
“Many families send their children to work, but lose their school and thus will never be able to find a good job,” he added.