12% of All Dominican Children Work in Order to Feed Themselves
www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com - More than 300 000 children in the Dominican Republic are being forced to work in order to survive and in order to feed themselves, which represents 12 percent of all children in the country between the age of 5 and 17-years-old. 

The country’s Ministry of Labor has denounced the child-labor networks operating in the country that are devoted to exploiting the children and their young age. According to Agenzia Fides, many children work as bricklayers in large buildings of Santo Domingo, and the provinces of Barahona, Pedernales and Duarte which have the highest rate of child labor.

The Dominican Republic government continues to provide assurances that they are tackling the problem.  By establishing the ‘

Hemisferica Sobre Trabajo Decente

’ they are looking to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by 2015 and by 2020 have this social ill completely eliminated.


A Personal Story, The truth about child workers in Dominican sugar plantations


When documentary photographer Robert Falcetti encountered Dominican sugar cane workers, many of them children, it triggered an instinct to help. “I saw in those children my own kids, and it struck me how different their lives were but how similar their needs are,” said Falcetti. The trip to the plantations wasn’t a planned event, but we came face-to-face with conditions that shouldn’t exist,”...... Join Robert's campaign on Facebook!



Stop Sugar Purchases from the Dominican Republic, Sugar Barons are making billions from child labor and slavery conditions!


Vicini Group lost legal attack on Dominican Watchdog, Felipe Vicini lies about the Price of Sugar

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