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“Speaking Cotton”: the exploitation of children in Uzbekistan's cotton fields

A film by Stefanie Trambow and Erik Malchow portrays the ongoing exploitation of children in Uzbekistan's cotton fields, 2011.

05.01.2012 |Uzbek - German Forum for Human Rights







“Speaking Cotton”, a film by Stefanie Trambow and Erik Malchow, portrays the ongoing exploitation of children in Uzbekistan's cotton fields.


The film was finalized in the fall of 2011, just after the conclusion of the cotton harvest season and demonstrates that in spite of Uzbekistan signing various ILO conventions banning forced child labour, this practice continues to be in use.

This short documentary film gives insight into the apparatus running the cotton industry and the reasons as to why this system is still employed in spite of international efforts and awareness.

WECF works closely with the partners in Uzbekistan in the fields of Water and Sanitation as well as Energy and Climate.

Read more about WECF activities in Uzbekistan.


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