Why Shipbreakers Are Some Of The Most Exploited Workers In The World

Owen Poindexter
Ships that are put out of commission aren't just left as they are, they are broken down. The conditions that shipbreakers endure is horrific.

Shipbreaking isn't something that has to be done, these ships are being broken down so that their parts can be sold.  While this all seems very removed and distant from our lives, the general world economy leans on exploited workers so that others may enjoy a fancier lifestyle. We need to start to get it into our consciences that our purchases have a ripple effect, and if we aren't careful, it's all too easy to fund human rights violations.