09-09-2014 07:31 AM
Occur site «the Monitor» American about the suffering of Iraqi girls whom Shaima Hassan (16 years), which cut about Kilomitrin, daily, on foot, from her home to the workplace, in the trek starts from six in the morning to five in the afternoon, hitting the brick factory in area «Sea of Najaf», in the city of Najaf (161 km south of Baghdad).
He pointed out that the site next to four women, Shaima transporting bricks from the molds to the oven, and vice versa, and receives in return for this hard work is equivalent to the 7 dollars a day.
She said Shaima for «the Monitor» The inhabited «in the village and off without the need for physical entry into the school, a day after hopes not only to form a family, after her mother decided to marry her».
In the most cases of the disease, Shaima have to work in such an environment contaminated to provide for a living, especially that her mother, who had been working in this place, is trapped in the house due to illness, and care about a few seedlings of tomato «The Evergreen» beside the house.
The employer Abu Haidar, who showed no need for explicit anonymity, told «the Monitor» which shows sympathy with the workers: «they work with dignity, and I Osaadhen in their living», Shaima Otrguet with her face to the ground timidly.
There is another model for working girls in a manner contrary to the labor laws of Iraq, working under the legal age, which does not allow him to work, and secondly Education is compulsory in Iraq to 16 years of age, and the ages of the girls less than this.
The feminist activist Majid forgiveness for «the Monitor» that «the girls work without teaching him a serious social effects. Field follow-up and confirmed that many of the working girls are subjected to persecution and harassment at work and sexual, and are delaying marriage », said:« The most of them from poor families to allow them to work because of the need ».
Another example of this model community, Ferial Mamedawi (15 years), who worked in the plastic plants since childhood, and early married, but divorced now, it is still going on at work.
In these areas in Iraq marry their daughters aged 11 and 12 years of age, you may be married before 3 or two years from now.
And recognize Ferial for «the Monitor» that «the biggest mistake in her life is not she went to school, and the marriage of a man about twenty years her senior, and accused of having sexual relations with a young man, which ultimately led to her divorce».
Says «the Monitor» generally working girls are subjected to a lot of rumors concerning Basmathen, said social researcher David Sakina's «the Monitor», in a telephone conversation: «The future of the working girls remains unknown until they get married. In case this does not happen, they make up a brothel and sex trade ».
And was considered a member of the Board of Governor of Babylon Suhaila Abbas, in her speech for «the Monitor» that the solutions to this phenomenon «in finding a network of social protection preventing child labor and girls and to activate the laws punishing illegal employment. And that the first step in this regard lies in the creation of jobs and business opportunities under the auspices of the state, along with the initiatives of civil society provide health care and education to all segments of society, especially female children, that exploit these acts of which he speaks about the article ».
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