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Save The Childhood CHILD LABOUR. WHAT IS CHILD LABOR Child labor is work that is harmful to a child’s mental + physical development also stops the child.

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1 Save The Childhood CHILD LABOUR

2 WHAT IS CHILD LABOR Child labor is work that is harmful to a child’s mental + physical development also stops the child from getting their education  long hours, hard tasks, hot/harsh conditions, no breaks and intolerable abuse Involves  children under 18 years old, abusive treatment, poor or no access to school There are starting to be more female child laborers than boys Most child labor is in developing countries of the world

3 TYPES OF CHILD LABOR Selling things on streets Domestic servant Hazardous work(work that is difficult+ harmful to children’s development) Ex. carry heavy loads, dangerous machinery, spraying pesticides and unclean environment Includes slavery, buying +selling humans, forced or bonded labor, children in armed conflict, prostitution and pornography Illegal even for adults

4 MALI Children are forced to work on the cotton and cocoa plantations Women are trafficked to Mali from Nigeria and are forced to do secual exploitation Children sold to farmers Prostitutes increasing in Mali (ages ranging from 14-40)

5 BANGLADESH Child labor is illegal Mainly girls – 50,000 to 75,000 work for garment industry They let children go because things made by child laborers were banned Children that were let go had to get a different job which were usually more hazardous and exploitative  Jobs were stone crushing, street hustling and prostitution Agreement was signed in 1995 moving all workers and 14 an under to appropriate education programs

6 HOW TO PREVENT Making sure all children go to school and that their education is of good quality, are keys to help prevent child labour. You can protest to people that run the business in the counties for child labour. To put out your word for child's to help them and let them know that you are on their side, try to get them out. You can buy out a child out of child labour. To put them in a better economy, schooling to show that you care about them and will try everything to help their brother's, sister's and their economy.

7 CAUSES OF CHILD LABOR Poverty, parental illiteracy, social apathy, ignorance, lack of education and exposure, exploitation of cheap and organized labor Adult unemployment can result in child labor because the children are forced to earn money to buy food for the family Children born before their parents are married are very venerable to exploitation  They have to fight for survival when there are no adults around Poverty is one of the most common factors contributing to child labor

8 HOW TO HELP Get Informed  Learn more about it, tell your friends parents etc Get Connected  Join groups like NGO’s that work directly with children to help stop the worst type of child labor Make a Difference  Urge local, national and international news media to raise awareness about child labor Adopt a child and donate

9 FACTS 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. 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. 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.

10 FACTS CNT 1-7 children is exposed to this kind of labour. 218 million child laborers in world. 22% of child labours work in service industry eg. Hotels, retail, transportation. 9% work in Industry eg. Mining, forestry. Many children have not been registered or they don’t have a birth certificate. If this is the case they don’t show up on any records. 120 million work in full time. Children forced to work 18 hours each day. Sometimes never leaving the factory. Millions never go to school


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