Investigation of Child Trafficking in the Coal Mines of Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya (2010)
It was the aim of this investigation to explore the victim profile of this form of child trafficking. A rapid assessment methodology was chosen to meet this primary objective.
Adopting an open and closed ended questionnaire as the main instrument of data collection, 905 child laborers working at the coal mines of Jaintia Hills were interviewed by a team of field researchers who made daily commutes to the mining sites during a 21 day period.
The research recommends further contact with numerous children presented in the finding as highly vulnerable or at risk and it also gives a variety of recommendations including an intervention of media and the need of addressing the regional child labor issue.
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Sponsored by: The Esther Benjamin’s Trust Nepal.