In the world, 168 million children are forced to study.
Since low-skilled labour is required by the fashion industry, child labour is especially common in this industry.
For example, in South India, 250,000 girls work under the Sumangali system, a tradition that involves sending young girls from poor families to work for three or five years in a textile factory in exchange for a simple wage and a lump sum payment at the end to pay for their dowry. Girls are overworked and are working in inhuman conditions which can be described as modern slavery.
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