child labor


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Gainful employment of a child under age 17 in a workplace that employs adults functioning in equal or similar capacities, in agriculture, factories, the service sector, mines, etc.

child labor

Public health Gainful employment of a child–usually,
< age 15 in a workplace that employs adults functioning in equal or similar capacities. See Sweatshops. Cf Terms of Engagement.
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She said the Philippine Program Against Child Labor is a national strategic framework that envisions a child labor-free Philippines.
He added this hampers the government goal of reducing incidents of worst form of child labor in the country by 630,000 cases by 2022.
According to Trayvilla, there is no factual data on how many child workers are currently employed into these three types of child labor. Child labor or the employment of children under 15 years old is considered illegal in the country.
The first initiative is the 10 Children's Rights and Business Principles of UN Human Rights Commission and the second is the establishment of National Child Labor Business Platform.
Apart from poverty and the poor enforcement of labor laws, the Associated Labor Unions (ALU) said that among the reasons why the practice of child labor continues in rural and remote areas was the lack of education and poor or even no access to government services.
The ILO said that international standards now in place have reduced child labor by about one third in the last decade, and that now, employers and businesses commonly expect to eliminate child labor from their supply chains.
On the occasion Imran Takkar said and criticized that in 1986 child labor data was available in the country as that data shows that more than 0.3 million children were child labor in Punjab while 0.1 million children were in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Vice Prime Minister noted importance of elaboration of efficient mechanisms aimed at eradication of child labor, the government's press service said.
As per the International Labor Organization, the term " Child Labor " is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to their physical and mental development.
The findings of the study reveal that the problem of child labor force in Turkey is more common in rural regions and the education level of household heads deciding the child labor is lower again in rural regions, accordingly.
contributes to child labor, President Barack Obama said on Friday night.
According to Linda Golodner, co-chair of the Child Labor Coalition, poverty is the main force behind child labor.

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