The Problem of Child Labor

Zainab Asif
Child labor, employing children under the legal age Child labor is far more prevalent in developing countries, where millions of children, some as young as seven, still work in quarries, mines, factories, fields, and service industries. They make up more than 10 percent of the labor force in some Middle Eastern countries and 2 to 10 percent in much of Latin America and some parts of Asia. Few, if any, laws regulate their employment or the conditions under which they work.
Restrictive laws become impractical due to family poverty and lack of schools. Child labor refers to the employment of children under a legal age that denies them access to formal education. All countries around the world are trying to do their best to stop child labor. However, the complete abolition of child labor is a goal that has not yet been achieved. All countries have proposed legislation against child labor and anyone violating the law would face imprisonment or some form of punishment as determined by a court. In India, Article 24 of the Indian Constitution sets out rules against child labor, which states: “No child under the age of fourteen shall be employed in any factory or mine or engaged in hazardous occupations”.
There are also other constitutional provisions for the betterment of the child in the Indian Constitution including the right to education in Article 21A (Free and Compulsory Education for all children aged six to fourteen) and Article 39 states that the State, In particular, it must provide their Orient policy to “protect the health and vigor of workers, men, and women. ” women and the tender years of children are not abused, and citizens are not forced out of economic need into occupations unsuitable to their age or ability. There is also the International Labor Organization, which brings together workers, employers, and governments from 187 member states to set labor standards, design and develop policies, and design programs that promote decent work conditions for men and women around the world.
According to the 2020 Global Child Labor Estimates, 1 in 10 children worldwide is involved in child labor, what Equivalent to approximately 160 million child laborers Not all work performed by a child is considered child labor. A child doing something that in no way affects the child’s health and personal development or interferes with the child’s schooling is not child labor. The ILO lists the worst forms of child labor under Article 3 of Convention No. ILO 182 is working hard to remove it without further delay.
According to the ILO, the worst forms of child labor include all types of slavery (human trafficking, debt bondage, serfdom, etc.), the procurement of children for prostitution or pornography, the use of children for illegal activities, and any work that would harm health and safety or morals of children. Children are seen as the joy of every family, and to remain so, children must be able to be happy. Children are known for their innocence and their ability to see the good in everyone around them. Let’s help children from all corners of the world be happy and see the good in everyone around them by giving them the opportunity to receive proper formal education and live happy childhoods so that they can grow up and become and can become people who care about and care for others. the needy.
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