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MBIMB I am standing up against Child Lab

Nearly 1 in 10 children are subjected to child labour worldwide, with some forced into hazardous work through trafficking.* UNICEF

 

According to the International Labour Organisation 
The term “child labour” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.
 

 

The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, which was subsequently ratified by 193 countries.[123] Article 32 of the convention addressed child labour, as follows:

 

..Parties recognise the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's education, or to be harmful to the child's health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.[4]
 

 

Under Article 1 of the 1990 Convention, a child is defined as "... every human being below the age of eighteen years unless, under the law applicable to the child, a majority is attained earlier." Article 28 of this Convention requires States to, "make primary education compulsory and available free to all."[4]



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What can we do to stop child Labour?


 

As child labour is a global problem,

it requires a global solution.

 

In many countries communities are working together to create “Child Labour Free Zones”.

Here communities are trying to get children out of work and back into school. It is much more beneficial for these communities to have the children in

school and learning.

 

We must not accept companies that use children in their mines, factories, farms, sand businesses.
 We also need to make sure that in every country children have access to free education if their parents can not afford to send them to school.


What are the worst forms of child labour?
 

  • Slavery or similar practices

  • Child trafficking

  • Forced recruitment into armed conflict

  • Prostitution and pornography

  • Drug production and trafficking or other illegal acts

  • Debt bondage

  • Hazardous work that can cause injury or moral corruption

     

We all need to advocate for the strengthening of national and
local policies around the world that promote education

and protect children.
 

All children deserve an education and a chance to succeed.


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Child Labour affects millions of families around the world every year and with the advent of Covid-19 we expect the economic hardship to increase around the world. Approximately 152 million children are forced into child labour, with about half subjected to hazardous forms of work. The greatest cause behind child labour is family poverty where children can be earning between 25 - 40% pf the household income.

 

According to World Vision, In Asia, as many as 8 million children are working, begging or marrying because the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken their parents’ jobs, and they have to resort to using their children to earn money to survive or pay off debts.

 

Children that are refugees or migrant children are at great risk of being abused and  Girls are often subjected to sexual exploitation (although boys can also be subjected to this) .

Boys are more commonly exploited by armed forces or groups to become child soldiers.

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Child Labour affects millions of families around the world every year and with the advent of Covid-19 we expect the economic hardship to increase around the world. Approximately 152 million children are forced into child labour, with about half subjected to hazardous forms of work. The greatest cause behind child labour is family poverty where children can be earning between 25 - 40% pf the household income.

 

 

According to World Vision, In Asia, as many as 8 million children are working, begging or marrying because the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken their parents’ jobs, and they have to resort to using their children to earn money to survive or pay off debts.

 

 

Children that are refugees or migrant children are at great risk of being abused and forced to work or even trafficked.



Many children become separated from their parents

and this makes them very vulnerable.
 Girls are often subjected to sexual exploitation (although boys can also be subjected to this) . Boys are more commonly exploited by armed forces or groups to become child soldiers.

Child Labour robs children of their childhood.

Key Facts from UNICEF:



  • The incidence of hazardous work in countries affected by armed conflict is 50% higher than the global average.


 

  • Nearly 1 in 10 children – some 152 million – are in child labour, almost half of whom work in hazardous conditions.


 

  • 30 million children live outside their country of birth, increasing their risk of being trafficked for sexual exploitation and other work.



 

Let’s give children the education and chance at life that they deserve.

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