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Transcript of Child Labour
The term "child labour" is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their diginity , and that is harmful to their physical and mental development.
It refers to work that:
is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and interferes with their schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school or obliging them to leave school prematurely.
Over populated countries with large amounts of people that live below the poverty line, and lack of schools are considered the primary cause of child labour
it is not uncommon to see parents of large families, force their children to engage as labourers to earn money for their family's sake. With many mouths to feed and little money, sometimes there is no other choice.
Many children are trafficked by slave traders, stolen from their families, tricked or even sold by their parents for little money.
Bonded Child Labour
In its most extreme forms, child labour involves children being enslaved, separated from their families, and being exposed to serious hazards which can be very hazardous to their health. These types of activities usually occur in developing countries.
The most common sectors are in agriculture, services, and industrial
What course of action has been taken to stop child labour ??
The government has stepped in by helping in many way. They have passed laws to protect children and built schools so they can withdraw children from child labour, and provide them with education. They also contribute by assisting their families with training and employment opportunities, so the parents can find decent work.
Even different companies have stepped forward to take care of these children through educational and skill building programs and making sure they are paid fair wages
TYPES OF CHILD LABOUR
Children are pledged by their parents to employers to work off debts. The rates of interest on loans are so high that the amount to be repaid accumulates every year, making repayment almost impossible.
What large brand companies use child labour in their production ??