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Essay on The Aftermath for Children in Child Labor

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Introduction It is estimated that 186 million kids are currently engaged in child labor. around (85 million) of these children have been defined to work in dangerous conditions. http://www.ilo.org These children must endure things that harm them in so many ways both physically and mentally. These can lead to life-time problems or even death. More effort! According to http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu “Child labor laws around the world are often not enforced many state governments allocate few resources to enforcing child labor laws.” The government lacks the right laws to protect these children from this labor. Neither do they even implement the ones they have right now.“Inadequate/poor enforcement of legislation and policies to…show more content…
http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu Physical Effects Child labor presents many fatal issues as well. Children in most cases will have to live with it for the rest of their lifes (same with mental effects). They can lose vital organs and their body can be in mutilated condition. Diseases can also be picked up along the way in some kinds of labour including child prostitution (STI), underground mines/welding causing respiratory diseases and lead poison etc. These children can also end up with illnesses that sometimes can not be treated. Which can end up resulting in their own death. Children rather than adults Children are usually prefered over adults for a couple of reasons: One, children can be more easily manipulated than adults. Two, they are more willing to do the work. But children are more susceptible to illness or disease rather than adults are. http://www.ilo.org/ipec/facts/WorstFormsofChildLabour/Hazardouschildlabour/lang--en/index.htm Wrapping It all up Currently across the globe many countries allow child labor to inhabit their country. Many organizations are fighting against this so that these children can get an education and live a safe and healthy life-style. The International Labor Organization(ILO)http://www.ilo.org for example promotes jobs and protects victims of child labor in the entire world in countries with extremely high child labourers: Eritrea, Somalia, DR Congo, Myanmar, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Zimbabwe etc.http://www.cnn.com
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