A concern of child labour exists from poverty. We have to
understand as why children go to work. If parents don't send their children to work I am sure factories will not be able to
consume them. Why poor parents feel children as their assets who will earn money for their home?
Are they forced
by their parents to go to work? If yes why?
An appeal to International society
International socieities and organisation need to understand real porblems behind child labour and come
forward to solutions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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vast majority of child labourers 70 per cent or more work in agriculture.
180-200 million children work in hazardous condition. It is estimated, nearly 3-3.5 hundred thousand children are soldiers that includes boys and girls. Almost 200,000 Nepalese girls, many under the age of 14, are sexual slaves in India, according to ECPAT International.
Prostitution among the children who live and work on the streets of Latin
America -- their number is estimated to 40 million (due to poverty)
Nearly 90% (in my view) of child laborers are rural children. Who migrate to
cities and end up begging, prostitution, domestic helpers, or other odd jobs.
Child labour issue can not be dealt until and unless concerned
organizations influence appropriate Governments to reevaluate the economic
policies and rural economic growth. Till now rural economy is only known as
agricultural economy and never emphasized on add-on value products. Governments
have to consider growing and generating rural employment. Target set for 2015 to
eradicate poverty may not be achieved until we understand roots and real causes
of poverty. Why child goes to work? This
situation is most urgent to be taken care!!! Child goes to work only when
parents allow. And why parents seek own child's support to sustain home
economy? This is what in my opinion Governments need to understand and bring
policies in accordance.
Need attention to identify areas for job creation in rural villages. Many
areas in agriculture and cottage industries yet to be identified which can
generate employment. For rural illiterate and semiliterate population the job
creation should be linked to their skills like
handloom and handicraft sectors, packing
and processing agricultural products, hand tools and related, tourism, aurvedic
medicines, like such there are many resources can promote employment resources.
Agricultural and forest add on value products are most neglected and
research on this subject is least in most countries. Please check
the facts and figures on poverty among rural population and their children:-
Habitat for Humanity International ---
Rural poverty and housing The facts:- 75% of the world's poor, live in rural areas. Low-income families often lack access to education, health care and decent,
affordable housing. For many it is a long walk from their home to school, to collect water or to go to a health centre. Poverty in Africa is predominantly rural.
70% of rural populations in West and Central Africa are poor. In South and East Africa, 145 million people live in poverty – roughly 75% of the rural population.
In South Asia, 31% of the population live on US $1 per day,
down from 41 percent in 1990. In East Asia and the Pacific, 16 percent live on US $1 per day, down from 30 percent in 1990.
A study of rural and urban poverty in Europe found that while the urban poor were twice as numerous as the rural poor, the level of poverty was worse in rural areas.
In the Latin America and the Caribbean area, income distribution is the most unequal in the world.
The richest 10% of the population earn 48% of the income, while the poorest 10% earn less than 2% of income.
Countries & Regions(The World Bank) :- Activities By Country - Data, projects and research.
of child labour comes from brutality/ harassments by parents or stepparents. They are mainly from urban areas of poors. This
percentage is too less and easily controllable by penalties to such parents and children rights. But rural poverty and lack
of employment or partial employment and illiteracy has given birth to majority of child labour problem.
Nearly 30% of population in poor countries are poorest of poor who are not even able to earn enough for one day food with
big family have to largely depend on children to earn and feed. Parents of these children are mainly illiterate or semi literate
are unable to find jobs, which can provide enough salary. Dream of education to children is impossible unless suitable employment
opportunities made available to at least one person in the family. Simply by opening schools and providing books are not sufficient
measures. We need to understand the reason behind child labour that is poverty and unemployment. Minimizing poverty and creation
of more and more suitable jobs to parents are the only solution of eradication of majority of child labour problem.
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Child labour and society
Child issues and labour articles & latest news
World Report on Child Labour 2012 (Book). Global Report under the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work 2006. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meeting of the National Child Labor Committee. Child Labour Global Conference.
News about child labor, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. Photo Essays from UNICEF
Domestic labour -
GLOBAL FACTS AND FIGURES IN BRIEF(ILO)
According to recent reports, for example, some 175,000 children under 18 are employed in domestic service in Central America, more than 688,000 in Indonesia alone, 53,942 under-15 in South Africa and 38,000 children between 5 and 7 in Guatemala.
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