Tobacco children in Indonesia – level 1
Indonesia is the 5th biggest producer of tobacco. Children younger than 15 must not work in Indonesia. It is illegal. However, around 1.5 children work in agriculture. Thousands work on tobacco plantations.
Many have “green tobacco sickness”. They get weak. They get headaches. They cannot go to school. They help their families make money. They make only one dollar a day.
Human rights groups are trying to change this. They talk to big Indonesian tobacco companies.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What actions are being taken by human rights groups to end child labor in tobacco plantations in Indonesia?
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