The child slaves of Myanmar

Published on September 18, 2021 by

Child labor is common in Myanmar. Impoverished families are often faced with the hard choice of exploiting or abandoning their children. Some underage workers are even adopted by their employers, leaving them exposed to physical and emotional abuse.

In September 2016, it was revealed that a locally well-known tailor shop had enslaved two teenage girls for years, beating and stabbing them, leaving both girls permanently scarred -emotionally and physically. Their story went viral, exposing the tragic plight of child slaves in the Southeast Asian country. With the help of investigative journalists, this documentary looks behind the headlines, and delves into the murky world of child slavery in Myanmar.
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