Mapping of children engaged in the worst forms of child labour in the supply chain of the leather industry in Bangladesh

Think tank: Institute of Development Studies

Author(s): A.K.M. Maksud; Khandaker Reaz Hossain; Sayma Sayed; Amit Arulanantham

July 15, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Development Studies provides an Emerging Evidence Report. 

Children as young as seven years old are working in thousands of small businesses across Bangladesh’s leather sector, new research has found. Based on observations of over 150 children working 12-14 hour days, six days a week, it showed they are exposed to dangerous chemicals and at risk of injury.