What is child labour?

Child Labour

Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful. This practice is considered exploitative by many international organisations. Legislations across the world prohibit child labour. These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, supervised training, certain categories of work such as those by Amish children, and others.

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Some articles on child labour:

Boys In The Pits: Child Labour In Coal Mines
... Boys in the Pits Child Labour in Coal Mines is a 2000 book by Robert McIntosh, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press ... The book is about child labour in Canada in the 19th and early 20th centuries, with special reference to the history of boys, aged 8 to 15, who worked in coal mines ...
Child Workers In Nepal - History
... something about children’s rights in Nepal, and particularly child labour. 1987 CWIN began translating into Nepali the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ... on Working Children, which agreed to form a standing South Asian Forum on the Rights of the Child ...
Craig Kielburger - Activism - Free The Children
... old, Craig saw a headline in the Toronto Star news paper that read “Battled child labour, boy, 12, murdered.” The accompanying story was about a young ... Angered by the article, Kielburger began researching child labour ... a “moral responsibility” to take action on child labour ...
Eliminating Child Labour
... manufactured in developing countries with child labour ... that boycotting products manufactured through child labour may force these children to turn to more dangerous or strenuous professions, such as prostitution or agriculture ... For example, a UNICEF study found that after the Child Labour Deterrence Act was introduced in the US, an estimated 50,000 children were dismissed from their garment industry jobs in Bangladesh, leaving ...
Bal Maiden - Decline
... time as the Cornish mining industry went into decline, public opposition to the use of female and child labour in mines was rising ... had previously applied only to coal mines, limiting the use of child labour in the mines and thus increasing costs ... Act 1878 drastically limited the use of female and child labour ...

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