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Worldwide Child Poverty And Domestic Abuse 

For centuries, children's economic systems remain unchanged in the poorest of countries. Poor political systems coupled with unsuitable programs are equally responsible for the stagnation.

Children's literacy rates are still low, while infant mortality rates remain high. This is a troubling indicator for reducing child poverty. Other serious problems are seen in the policy areas, such as in school curriculum development and quality of education.  Yet, there are numerous ways to enhance child development including such important instruments as better educational services for children, hospitals and other services. 

However, existing programs are not capable of sustaining and developing the status of children. Today, the fight to reduce poverty will succeed only through elaborate campaigns to change existing programs, a task for which we are admirably suited.

" To get more money to poor children, welfare reformists must spend
more time and money using the media to change attitudes toward poverty,
instead of writing about it in obscure academic journals. Therefore, we must spend more time and money keeping the child poverty problem uppermost in our minds, pricking their "conspicuous consumption" attitudes, and reminding them that the poor are not necessarily poor from laziness, but rather from the attitudes of those around them who have plenty."

"Furthermore, it is necessary to remind the taxpayers through the mass
media that reducing child poverty results in less dangerous and costly
criminality, and more productive workers and citizens; in other words,
the rich amply benefit by helping the poor," economist Stanly recently told me.

He further added, "Another important aspect of child poverty solutions that prefer to ignore are the costs associated with welfare. With respect to the effects of high child poverty, we are in the realm of speculation.  Since poverty usually is defined as inadequate food, clothing, shelter and medicine, it is circular reasoning to show that child poverty produces inadequate food, clothing, shelter and medicine." 

"It is true, one can point out millions of causes leading to the child
poverty and the main divisive issue is economy.  How can children survive without economic development? The issue of the economy are two viewpoints on the nation. Even economy is mentioned as a minor issue along with several other issues. We should realize that poverty is the issue at the economy."

Maintaining a strong economy is the key component to reducing child
poverty. 

Poverty And Domestic Workers Children:

Even Human Rights Watch said in a new report today: "Domestic workers face a wide range of grave abuses and laborexploitation, including physical and sexual abuse, forced confinement, non-payment of wages, denial of food and health care and excessive working hours with no rest days. Migrants and children are especially at risk of abuse."

"Millions of women and girls turn to domestic work as one of the few
economic opportunities available to them. Abuses often take place in
private homes and are totally hidden from the public eye. In the worst
situations, women and girls are trapped in situations of forced labor
or have been trafficked into forced domestic work in conditions akin
to slavery. Domestic workers are often hostage to labor agents and
employers. Governments must better regulate working conditions, detect
violations and impose meaningful civil and criminal sanctions," the report stated. 

According to ILO, more girls under 16 work are in domestic service than in
any other category of child labor. Exploitative working conditions
often make domestic labor one of the worst forms of child labor.

Human Rights Watch urged governments to extend key labor protections
to domestic workers, establish minimum standards of employment
regionally to prevent unhealthy competition, and ensure that employers
and labor agents are held accountable for abusive practices. They
should also prioritize the elimination of the worst forms of child
labor, including child domestic work.

 Journalist and Story Writer Kamala Sarup associates and writes for http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ She is specialising in in-depth reporting and writing on Peace, Anti War, Women, Terrorism, Democracy,and Development. Some of her publicationsare:Empowerment in South Asia, Nepal. Prevention of trafficking in women through media,(Book) Efforts to Prevent Trafficking in for Media Activism(Media research). Two Stories collections. Her interests include international conflict resolution,cultural communication,philosophy, feminism, political, socio-economic and literature.Her current plans are to move on to humanitarian work in conflict areas in the near future. She also is experienced in community development.  http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/

 

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Journalist and Story Writer Kamala B. Sarup is an editor for mediaforfreedom.com. Kamala Sarup was a regular contributor to UPI- Asia News. She is specialising in in-depth reporting and writing on democracy, freedom, anti terrorism, Women's (more...)
 

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