Child Labour and its reality!

Child Labour and its reality!


The world day against child labour also known as anti-child labour day is celebrated on the 12th of June every year worldwide. Child labour is a severe crime which happens worldwide.  it is a work that deprives children of their childhood.  In India in 2011, 1.1 cr child labour were in the nation.  Most of them do not go to school, are malnourished, uncared and most children are to be involved in heinous crimes for eg, hazardous work on construction sites, slavery, illegal activities like drug trafficking and most girl kid are subjected to prostitution.  In 2015, UN members adopted 17 global goals which include a target of 8.7 to end all forms of child labour by 2025.

The reality of child labour

  • 152 million children worldwide are victims of child labour.
  • 71 percent of child labour takes place in agriculture, which includes fishing, and forestry.
  • According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), 73 million of the 152 million children being forced into child labour are experiencing hazardous labour. Aged between 15 to 18 years.
  • 48 percent of all victims of child labour are aged 5-11 years.
  • 19 percent of child labour victims live in low-income countries.
  • Almost half of the child workers are in Africa (72.1 million), and 41 percent (62.1 million) are in Asia and the pacific.
  • The countries with the highest number of child labourers are Africa, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
  • About 60 percent of children in Ethiopia are engaged in some form of child labour. Many of these children work in the mining sector that supposed to be one of the biggest dangers for child labourers.  


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