Child Labour in Syria

Audio slideshow produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Beirut, October 2009.

Child Labour in Syria

Audio slideshow produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Beirut, October 2009.

Tuesday, 23 March, 2010

Thousands of Syrian children are forced to work because of poverty and the high cost of living. Some fear this leaves deep psychological scars but there are hopes that a new draft law will protect children from being abused.

One of them is Houzayfa, aged 12, who sells knick-knacks on the streets of Damascus every evening after school to support his family. Psychiatrist Dr. Mohamad al-Dandal, says in this IWPR video report that play is important for children mental development and well-being.

This multimedia piece was produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Beirut, October 2009.

Trainer: Don Duncan Editor: Raed Rafei Project manager: Susanne Fischer

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