Child Labour And Child Labor

1381 Words Sep 19th, 2015 6 Pages
Throughout the world around 218 million children are exposed to child labour. It occurs in most countries such as underdeveloped places such as India, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mexico, Pakistan and many others. Many of these children do not go to school because their families cannot provide an income that would cover the fees for an education. More than half of them are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as working in hazardous environments, slaver and Illicit activities including drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict. These children do not have a say in there life, many of them are often sold to pay off debt because their families cannot pay back the money that is owed. This is still a growing issue and it needs to be stopped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
During the mid-90s, a young boy named Iqbal Masih life was tragically cut short of the early age of 13. What he brought and shared to others about his own personal life regarding child labour and the affects it had truly inspired many countries across the world. Iqbal said this “children should have pens in their hands not tools” This was a powerful and inspirational message he sent that shocked the world.
Iqbal Masih was born in the poor undeveloped community of Maridke outside of Lahore (Pakistan) on 1983. His family was poor, and often went days without proper healthy food and water by spending the little money they had on various things. When Iqbal Masih was 4 years of…

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