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Right on physical integrity


Human Rights of children are violated if they have no other chance apart from living from the waste of globalization. A young girl collects rubbish materials on the central dump of Maputo/Mocambique. It is her only chance to sustain by selling the waste of globalization. Poisonous smoke, diseases and the violation of her dignity violates her Human Right of "physical integrity". Cynically, on her shirt "Oscar the Grouch" is smiling, the puppet from Sesame street, who likes living in the waste container. Children in the "first world" will laugh about Oscar, not knowing that thousands of children live in reality from the waste of our global consumption.

Photographer: Friederike Heidenhof, Germany