Child Labor In Bangladesh Essay

1292 WordsAug 22, 20176 Pages
Introduction Child labor is a violation of children’s rights. Children engaged in labor are deprived of basic social services, such as health, nutrition, water and sanitation and education. Deprivation of these social services during childhood limits children’s opportunities to thrive and perpetuates the cycle of generational poverty. When children are engaged in the labor market, they are often out of school, jeopardizing the country’s ability to achieve the Millennium Development Goal linked to primary education and other associated goals. Objectives: The objectives of this assignment are  Addressing the problem of child labour  Knowing the reasons behind it  Understanding the consequences of child labour  Understanding its social…show more content…
Out of the child laborers engaged in the work force, 83% are employed in rural areas and 17% are employed in urban areas. Employment ranges from jobs in the informal sector such as in agriculture and domestic service, to jobs in the formal sector, such as in the garment industry. Consequences of child labors Children are exposed to accidental and other injuries at work. They should thus be protected to prevent social, economic and physical harm, which persist to affect them during their lifetime. Such injuries include1 : • General child injuries and abuses like cuts, burns and lacerations, fractures, tiredness and dizziness, excessive fears and nightmares. • Sexual abuse, particularly sexual exploitation of girls by adults, rape, prostitution, early and unwanted pregnancy, abortion, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS, drugs and alcoholism. • Physical abuse that involve corporal punishment, emotional maltreatment such as blaming, belittling, verbal attacks, rejection, humiliation and bad remarks. • Emotional neglect such as deprivation of family love and affection, resulting in loneliness, and hopelessness. • Physical neglect like lack of adequate provision of food, clothing, shelter and medical treatment. • Lack of schooling results in missing educational qualifications and higher skills thus perpetuating their life in poverty. • Competition of children with adult workers leads to
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