India child labour and unwanted girls

Seven days a week, 8-year-old Jasmina Khatoom rises before dawn to fetch water for the household where she works as a maid. She washes, sweeps and hauls until about 11 at night, when she lies down to sleep on the floor by the bathroom door.

I saw this article in the International Herald Tribune and was disgusted.

And also from The J-Walk Blog: Unwanted Girls

The Indian government is planning to set up a strategically placed network of cradles around the country where parents who don’t want their baby girls can leave them

Makes me sick.

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