Child Labour in Nepal.

The National Children’s Policy, which protects children from physical, mental, and sexual abuse as well as exploitation, was approved by the government however, the lack of compulsory education and legal protections for children ages 16 and 17 still leaves children vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

Nepalese government conducted a raid on embroidery factories employing child laborers and rescued 124 children from exploitative labor. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

Even young girls are forced to work in the brick factories. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

A young boy lifts heavy bricks as he works at brick factory around Kathmandu valley. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

Children migrant workers from neighbouring country India and Nepal work at a factory in Lalitpur. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

Brick kilns in the Kathmandu Valley pollute the environment, exploit the young children and generally operate away from the public eye. No labour inspector ever visits the kilns to monitor the thousands of migrant labourers. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

The work in brick kilns is seasonal and attracts the poorest of the poor. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

Indian and Nepali seasonal migrant labourers work at brick factories around Kathmandu valley. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

More than three-quarters of child laborers work in agriculture, which may expose them to occupational safety risks including dangerous machinery and tools, heavy loads, and harmful pesticides. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

More girls than boys are subjected to exploitative labor, including commercial sexual exploitation, and many children work under informal work arrangements. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

Children who work in the production of bricks, spend long hours in dust-filled environments. They carry loads of bricks on their heads and suffer from back injuries. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

The Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 2000 establishes the minimum age for work at 14 and the minimum age for hazardous work at 16, however the Act does not cover nontraditional establishments in which many child laborers are found, including home-based enterprises and unregistered establishments in the informal and agricultural sectors. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)
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Maria Susana Diaz

I like nature, cooking and photography. In my travels between Argentina and Italy I prefer witness through photography environment, natural and gastronomic riches.