Weekly Photo Challenge: { Distorted }

No, these photos are not distorted and can be clearly seen by everyone. But the images that are in plain view are distorted beyond measure:  child prostitution…children fighting a war in Burma…child laborers in Payatas, Philippines.

The top 10 countries who has the most number of children-related atrocities include:

  1. Myanmar
  2. North Korea
  3. Somalia
  4. Sudan
  5. Democratic Republic of Congo
  6. Zimbabwe
  7. Afghanistan
  8. Burundi
  9. Pakistan
  10. Ethiopia

I find it disturbing that we are slowly getting anesthetized to these photos and issues involving children.

Children are supposed to play…but some are out there in the streets playing dangerous games of hookers, others are caught in brothels, most are child laborers.

In Myanmar (Burma), where 40 per cent of children never enroll in school, the Burmese army recruits youths as young as 12 years old. Those who don’t serve as soldiers or military porters are often forced to labor on farms, run street markets or collect rubbish in the streets. Suicide is common among the worst treated.
 
How distorted can these be?


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19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: { Distorted }

  1. Your entries to the weekly challenges are thought-provoking which is why I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

  2. I was recently in the Philippines. I saw children begging, working and more things that kids should not be doing. It breaks my heart why they have to endure suffering, poverty, exploitation. I wish and pray that society will find a way to bring back the joy and light on their faces. To give them hope. To feel like children in the true sense of the word. To feel love …to feel joy. Thanks for sharing this post.

  3. This is an intense post with very informative content.
    Your photo’s are telling a story. Well done …

  4. Our values are very distorted and I feel you have illustrated this very well Magdalene. It’s all too easy to say not here, not on my watch – the reality is that we should all feel responsible for thses trajedies whether through our actions or our omissions. A very thought provoking response to the challenge.

  5. You are so right. It is a true shame what horrible, unimaginable things many children have to suffer through. Excellent post.

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  6. Oh no, not the children! I was just reading about the forced abduction and child labor in Uganda, and now, I found another related post. Saaaad. What’s happening to the world. I hope and pray that these wroingdoings to all the children in the world is stopped.
    Thank you for this post :)

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  9. thank you for this take on distorted.

  10. Sad, sad, very, very sad…the content… but great capture and coverage…
    Bless You
    paul

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  12. I love where you went to this week with distortion…thank you

  13. It hurts to look at it. I gotta stay away from your blog. Joke. :D

  14. Yes. Tis truly is distortion. Thank you.

  15. These child-related atrocities are a dark and sad reality. Unfortunately not enough people are aware or they feel helpless to do anything about them. Thank you for shining light on them.

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  17. Sad about child labor and war… Thanks for the pingback. ;-)

  18. thank you for featuring DISTORTED not related to mechanics but to politics!
    greetings by
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