FORCED is a compilation of 5 short films documenting child labour and exploitation across 5 countries. The first chapter on Bangladesh is completed.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are about 250 million economically active children (individuals below 18 years old) worldwide.
South East Asia is by far the region where slavery is most thriving and culturally complex.
Thousands of Bangladeshi children are being forced into labour everyday.
Boys comprise about three-quarters of all working children in Bangladesh, many working in hazardous jobs such as in brick factories or as rickshaw pullers.
Working girls are more often to be found in “hidden” jobs, such as domestic labour or as sex workers, where they are particularly vulnerable because they work behind closed doors.
The next chapters include: Sierra Leone, Bolivia, Romania and USA