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Youth migration: Child labour in Malawi


In Malawi today, jobs for children are shifting; traditionally, underage youth were employed on tea and tobacco estates. But now many are working in urban centres, hawking goods on city streets and in markets, according to a children’s rights advocate, Ken Williams Mhango, country director of the African Network for Protection and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

In this video, Malawian journalist, Terence Mwamlima, and Journalists for Human Rights reporter Denis Calnan investigate the presence of children in two urban markets. The report reveals that when child labour might is minimized in some sectors, it often increases in others.

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