Please tune in to PBS NewsHour tonight for a powerful Saint Mary’s University Under-told Stories Project report on the widespread use of child labor in India. It’s the first in a new series on human trafficking and tonight’s story follows the work of one activist, Kailash Satyarthi, who’s organization rescues thousands of children every year. Some are as young as seven years old and many are held as slaves. “Once you pay some money, it’s one-off, then forever you use that child as a slave,” says Satyarthi, “you can buy a child for lesser price than an animal.” We go undercover into the rug manufacturing industry to find out how wide spread the use of children is and look at one program to certify that rugs are free of child labor.
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