Title: Child labor and prostitution
Author: Carlos Quintanilla
Abstract: This article focuses on the negative effects of child labor, as reported by the international and domestic organizations. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) observes that the poverty, neglect and the struggle for survival have proliferated child labor in Central America. The International Labor Organization of the Permanent Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL) reveals that the child labor has increased to over 15 million working in Latin American, who are living in dangerous physical, emotional and unhealthy conditions. The reports highlights that half of the children working for poor salaries are aged between 6 and 14, while the girls working as maids, end up as prostitutes after suffering from sexual abuse at the hands of their employers.