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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In 2006, qualitative research was conducted to increase the understanding of the causes and consequences of child labour and the prevalence, nature and extent of the worst forms of child labour in Namibia.
Gathering Dependable Data: The National Statistics Office of the Philippines will implement a second National Survey of Child Labour next year with the assistance of the ILO International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in order to ensure the continuity of the programme.
42) Per Miljeteig, "Understanding Child Labour," Childhood, 6, no.
The conference resulted in sector-by-sector agreement to actions to be implemented by 2016 and the Malawi government's charge to conduct a National Child Labour Survey to map child labour and the effectiveness of programs in place to stop it.
He said, Punjab government decided to initiate a provincial level survey with the partnership of Board of Statistics, measuring exact figures of child labour which would help to curb this menace from the society with concrete efforts of all the stakeholders.
She said that increasing population is the main cause of child labour and if we succeed to control population, child labour can also be eliminated.
The report addresses the twin challenges of eliminating child labour and ensuring decent work for young people.
The project will work with national partners to increase understanding of child labour and education linkages, and to strengthen capacity to effectively participate in discussions and action on these issues.
Child labour is also common and thriving in very sectors such as glass bangle manufacturing, cleaning of oil tankers, poultry farms, motor workshops, brick kilns and small hotels-places where the stark lack of safety norms places the workers in a very dangerous spot.
EI is working with the Global Task Force on Child Labour, which brings together UN agencies, the World Bank and the Global March Against Child Labour, in a unique coalition rooted in shared commitment to prevent and eliminate child labour.
The issue of child labour is child labour is complex and cannot be dealt with through legislation, or through the work of only one organisation, alone.
833-34; Runa Begum, "Elimination of Child Labour from the Export Garment Industry of Bangladesh: An Experience of Western Intervention" (master's dissertation, University of Birmingham, 2003), pp.

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