Thank Uzbekistan for Ending the Cotton Harvest’s Forced Child Labor

Target: Aktam Khaitov, Minister of Labor and Social Security, Uzbekistan

Goal: Thank Uzbekistan for bringing an end to child labor during its annual cotton harvest.

After complaints of forced child labor in its annual cotton harvest, Uzbekistan has finally brought this abuse to an end. The International Labor Organization has reported that, after extensive interviews and investigations, it can announce that Uzbekistan has ended forced child labor in its 2017 cotton harvest.

For years, the nation has used abusive child labor, as well as the forced labor of adults, to harvest its cotton. This has led many manufacturers in America and Europe to not use cotton harvested in the country. Finally listening to the complaints of the international community, Uzbekistan has put the lives and safety of children first.

While Uzbekistan’s cotton industry must continue to be observed closely so that it does not revert back to its inhumane ways, the end of child labor in the country’s lucrative industry is an important first step. Sign the petition to thank the nation for ending child labor in the cotton harvest and ask that it continue to protect the rights of all its citizens.


Dear Minister Khaitov,

After years of complaints lodged against your nation for its use of child labor in the cotton harvest, you have finally heeded the words of the international community and brought this abuse to an end. The International Labor Organization reports that child labor in the cotton industry has ceased.

Thank you for putting the safety and rights of children first. I ask that you continue to protect your nation’s children, as well as the rest of your citizens in the workplace.


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  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    stop child slavery in this world!

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