Childhood is the most innocent level in a human life. It is that stage of life where a kid is free from all the stress, fun-loving, enjoys and learns new things, and is the love of all the family members. But this is only one side of the report. The other side is full of stress and problems. Here, the simple child is not the sweetheart of the family members, rather he is an earning device operating the entire day in order to fulfill the needs and wants of his/her family. This is what is known as ‘CHILD LABOUR’. There are various causes and effects of child labour. Eliminating child labour is one of the greatest challenges that the whole world is experiencing.
Child labour contains working children who are below a specific lowest age. This exercise is going on since long and is one of the most severe forms of child exploitation. Child labour not only reasons damage to a child’s physical and psychological health but also keep him deprive of his basic rights to education, growth, and independence. Based to statistics provided by UNICEF, there are an approximated 250 million kids aged 5 to 14 years currently employed in child labour worldwide and this figure is consistently growing.
Child labour is not only impacting under-developed and developing nations, but developed nations are also facing this though the rate is relatively very less. Child labor in Asia accounts for the maximum percentage of child labour (61%) observed by Africa (32%). Based to International Labour Organization (ILO), if child labor will be prohibited and all children get proper education, world’s total income would be raised by nearly 22% over 20 years, which records for more than $4 trillion. Banning child labor will help in boosting the economy of a nation.
There are very bad results of child labor for our society, which forces some children to steal factors from others in order to fulfill their daily living. Many small girls are even made to indulge in prostitution. A recent case of child labor came into image where a 10 year old kid was beaten to death simply because the innocent kid was slow at things. The cruel owner went angry and threw the child throughout the room resulting in the most extreme punishments. It was not only the cruel owner who was at the fault, but the parents of the child were also similarly involved in this incident. They took $10 as enhance and sent their child to work for the sake of obtaining some monthly income. May be even the mother and father would never have thought that a little sum of money could lead to such horrible incident.
So help to stop it….!