Today (12/06/2020) World Day against Child Labour
On 12 June the World Day against Child Labour is celebrated worldwide, organized by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2002. The day purposes to highlight
“Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams”
The World Day Against Child Labour is a global awareness, not a public holiday.
According to UNICEF, there are an estimated 218 million children aged 5 to 17 in child labourers worldwide, excluding child domestic labour.
58% of children in child labour and 62% of all children work in hazardous jobs are boys. Boys seem to face a higher risk of child labour than girls, but this may further be a reflection of an under-reporting of girls’ work, especially in domestic child labour. There are 1.2 crores child workers in India of the total 1.2 crores, 1.85 lakh are employed as domestic help and another 70,000 restaurants and dhabas. Most of these children are employed in the top 10 cities in India, like Delhi, Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh etc.
Causes Of Child Labour In India
Causes of Child Labour in India because of the circumstances, family and traditions cause child labour. A high cause of child labour is due to poverty, poor quality or availability of education. Children in poor families go to work because the family needs extra income. Surveys in India show that poor families with no savings and debts have no other choice but to send their children out to work. When parent’s revenue rises they can send their children to school rather than to work.
Achieving Against Child Labour
As the world became more aware by the common about child Labour, the number of child labourers worldwide has been dropped from 245 million to 168 million between 2000 and 2012. It’s wonderful news but not news for relief.
Child labour strengthens intergenerational cycles of poverty, threatens national economies and prevents achieving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s not only a cause but also a consequence of social inequities reinforced by discernment. Children from indigenous groups or lower castes are more likely to drop out of faculty to figure. Migrant children also are susceptible to hidden and illicit labour.
Child labour is preventable, not inevitable. MOHANKUMAR Constructions Pvt Ltd believes that effective action against child labour requires children to be placed squarely at the centre of programmes designed to guard children’s rights. We never accept any child labour for our work for any profession and we Don’t use any child labours for our works. We strongly consider that only education can make their future free from poverty and checks.
Child Labour Exists Because:
- People accept it and invent excuses for it
- Children’s rights aren’t respected
- Governments don’t provide compulsory, free and accessible education
- International agreements and conventions aren’t observed
- The education system excludes poor and vulnerable children
- Consumers worldwide demand cheap products
- Employers can enjoy cheap labour
- There is no decent work for adults
- We have not done enough to prevent it.
Ways To Stop Child Labour
- Creating Parental awareness about the violations of child labour
- Encouraging parents and teaching them about education schemes by the government.
- Stop hiring children below the minimum age and Create awareness to children about their future
- Lack of awareness of the uneducated parents creates situations where traffickers prey upon children and many trafficked teenagers find themselves in child labour, create awareness to them and explain the problems their children going to face because of traffickers.
- Creating Complete Learner Friendly Conditions (ages 3-18 years) across environments among several slums and villages
- Plan fun, meaningful experiences in school, with child-friendly plus interactive learning techniques
- Bringing back dropouts and never-been-to-school children, street children, and child labourers to school
- People not to employ children in homes, shops, factories, etc
- Supporting NGOs like Save the Children organization as much we can, that NGOs use community events, sports, arts and theatre to educate communities about the importance of child rights.
There are many laws and regulatory departments for child labour, yet it’s ineffective in controlling ongoing child labour. This is often possible only there’s a cooperation of all the sections of the society and therefore the enforcement agencies and by removing or minimizing the causes of child labour. The most thrust should get on controlling the population of the country, education of the youngsters and providing sufficient funds for its removal from the gross domestic product of India. As our part, to stop child labour MOHANKUMAR Constructions Pvt Ltd provides all the support to our organization employees for their children’s education to reduce the Child Labour from our part.