Worker portrait. Hazaribagh, Dhaka.
Dhaka, Bangladesh. A Worker poses in a leather tannery located in the so called "Hazaribagh" district.
Workers in many leather tanneries in the Hazaribagh neighborhood of Dhaka including children as young as 11, become ill because of exposure to hazardous chemicals and are injured in horrific workplace accidents, Human Rights Watch says in a report. The tanneries, which export hundreds of millions of dollars in leather for luxury goods throughout the world, spew pollutants into surrounding communities.