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Kade Thompson

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Child Labor As of 2004, there were 218 million child labourers around the world.

The number of child labourers fell by 16 percent between 2000 and 2004.

Twenty-six percent of all children in Africa are workers. While the percentage of child labourers is decreasing across Africa, there are actually more children in the workforce now than 10 years ago.

Seven out of 10 children work in agriculture, two in services and the last one in industry.

It is estimated to take $760 billion over 20 years to eliminate child labour completely. The estimated benefit in terms of better education and health is over $4 trillion, a six to one difference. Good and Harmful Labour Many children all over the world do some kind of work. You might have an after-school job, or maybe you help out with chores around the house. This kind of work can be great: you build skills and earn extra cash. It’s not child labour. Only work that’s harmful to a child’s physical and mental development is considered to be child labour. One in seven children is exposed to this kind of labour, kept from school and the chance to improve the situation they were born into. They are often put in danger too. Every year, 22,000 children die from accidents related to their work. And that doesn't say anything about the mental and emotional harm of being forced to work long, hard hours or experiencing things that no person should.

Child labour involves:

* Work performed by children under the age of 18 (depending on the country)
* Long hours of work on a regular or full-time basis
* Abusive treatment by the employer
* No access, or poor access, to education
Types of Child Labour Child labour includes selling things in the street or working in someone's house as a domestic servant. In these cases, it's not so much the work itself that's bad, but how the child is treated, how many hours a day they work, and whether the work prevents school attendance. In the worst cases, children are trapped in these situations by debts or outright slavery.

Then there are extreme kinds of child labour. One type of what are called the "worst forms" of child labour is "hazardous work," work that is very difficult and harmful to the child's physical development. This includes anything from carrying heavy loads and using dangerous machinery to spraying pesticides and working in unclean environments.

The other worst type of child labour is called "unconditional worst forms." That means that no matter what the circumstances are, not matter how much is paid or how little the child does, it is illegaleven for adults. Every effort must be made to end this form of labour. This includes slavery, the buying and selling of a human being (called "human trafficking"), forced or bonded labour, using children in armed conflict, prostitution, pornography, and involvement in drugs or any other illegal activity. Reasons for becoming a Child Labouror Each child has his or her own story. In some cases, such as Iqbal's, poverty causes parents to sell their child to a factory or mine. Many street children in Vietnam, for example, sell gifts in the street, bringing all the money they earn to an unemployed parent or guardian. Unfortunately, because of high unemployment and labour laws, it can be easier for an adult to make a child work informally than for them to find a wage-paying job. Illness may also be a cause of child labour. A parent may be too sick to work, or worse. In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV/AIDS has orphaned 11.5 million children, taking the kids out of school to care for their siblings, run the household, and earn an income any way they can. Global Fight Every child in the world has the right not to work. Every child deserves a fair chance to learn and be healthy. Unfortunately, many kids fall into the cracks and can't get out by themselves. A global effort to fight child labour is incredibly important, and at its heart are the children who stand up and speak out for one another. One child's voice can be drowned out, especially when it has been weakened by oppressive conditions and stronger adults. But even just a small group of brave kids can make a difference. Don't let your voice go unheard. Speak up and speak out, stand beside kids around the world to fight for a fair chance to grow up healthily and happily. Country
Percentages of children working
Benin 27.5
Burkina Faso 51.1
Burundi 49.0
Cameroon 25.3
Cape Verde 14.2
Central African Republic 31.2
Comoros 39.3
Côte d'Ivoire 20.5
Egypt 11.2
Eritrea 39.6
Ethiopia 42.3
Ghana 13.3
Guinea 34.0
Kenya 41.3
Madagascar 35.8
Malawi 35.2
Mali 54.5
Mauritius 3.0
Mozambique 33.8
Namibia 21.7
Niger 45.2
Nigeria 25.8
Senegal 31.4
Swaziland 13.7
Tanzania (United Republic of) 39.5
Uganda 45.3
Zambia 16.3
Zimbabwe 29.4 http://www.ilo.org/global/About_the_ILO/Media_and_public_information/Press_releases/lang--en/WCMS_008003/index.htm * One in six children 5 to 14 years old — about 16 percent of all children in this age group — is involved in child labor in developing countries.

* In the least developed countries, 30 percent of all children are engaged in child labor.

* Worldwide, 126 million children work in hazardous conditions, often enduring beatings, humiliation and sexual violence by their employers.

* An estimated 1.2 million children — both boys and girls — are trafficked each year into exploitative work in agriculture, mining, factories, armed conflict or commercial sex work.

* The highest proportion of child laborers is in sub-Saharan Africa, where 26 percent of children (49 million) are involved in work. http://www.compassion.com/child-advocacy/find-your-voice/quick-facts/child-labor-quick-facts.htm
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