Despite Uzbek Government Promises, Human Rights Activists Discover School Children at Cotton Fields in Kashkadarya Region
The Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan (HRAU) announced that 11 and 12 year old children are picking cotton instead of going to school in the Yakkabag district of the Kashkadarya region.
Uznews.net reports that HRAU surveyed the region and found school children from the fourth and fifth grades from school Number 70 on the cotton fields. The teachers said that children have been picking cotton from 20 September, and even work on Sundays, and said that school children from other schools are working on remote fields. Read more >>>