Friday, April 06, 2018

Tobacco Kids

Davidzo, a 15-year-old tobacco worker in Zimbabwe, has told Human Rights Watch (HRW) about feeling sick when carrying harvested leaves.

"The first day I started working in tobacco, that’s when I vomited. I started to feel like I was spinning. Since I started this work, I always feel headaches and I feel dizzy."

According to HRW, Zimbabwean law sets 16 as the minimum age for employment and prohibits children under 18 from performing hazardous work, but does not specifically ban children from handling tobacco.

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