Child Labor


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Child Labor

The employment of persons under a certain age. Child labor generally is restricted. For example, a jurisdiction may prohibit children under 16 from working during school hours, and children under 18 from working in hazardous conditions. Employment of young children is sometimes associated with sweat shops.
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To these ends, ILAB has provided funding for more than 290 projects in more than 90 countries to combat the worst forms of child labor by assisting vulnerable children and their families.
Reducing the number of children participating in child labor is a shared responsibility of industry, governments, NGOs, civil society, communities and families, among others, and remains a top priority for WCF and our member companies.
The expert briefed Abu Nejma on reports issued by the ILO on Jordan's child labor project, "Moving Towards a Child Labor Free Jordan," adding that the organization had agreed to expand the project's term in the Kingdom.
The findings of the survey will be used for monitoring and evaluation of child labor situation in the country.
He further said that Pakistan ranked 6th among top ten worst countries for child labor, adding that after 1996 there was no survey was conducted by the federal or provincial governments to show the exact data of child labor in Pakistan.
The ban created a black market in child labor that reduced earnings.
Our children don't want much from us," the president told dignitaries and members of the press at the launch of a national plan to eradicate child labor.
Vice Minister of Labor Gladys Azcona de la Cruz said only Ecuador has carried out a similar program that seeks to involve the community in the fight against child labor in rubbish dumps.
Many child labor issues go unreported and 2011 led to an undocumented increase in child labor as many workers were laid off, forcing children to seek alternative sources of income.
The project entails a four-year program that will target 6,500 children living in three of Peru's poorest rural regions -- Huancavelica, Pasco and Junin -- where child labor is common practice.
Gendy noted the percentage of girls in the child labor force reached 21%.
Child labor is typically viewed as the result of some deeper problem in the economy, and addressing child labor without solving the problem that leads to its occurrence can make children worse off.

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