When children are forced to work by traffickers in India most of them are abused. These children which may be abandoned by parents are illiterate and do not know that child labour is wrong. Hence,they won't complain. When a child it's forced to work when they want to enjoy education, their right to freedom and education is being snatched away. Children are supposed to study not work for money. I myself am a child of age 13 and I can't imagine myself in the shoes of a child who is forced to work.
Children should go to the school, instead of workshops or other areas and this is their age of playing. By sending small children to the working place literally kills the future of a society. So in most cases we are killing our future. They can earn more money when they will be educated than when they are going to the workshops in their childhood.
People deserve to be treated better than this. Kids are taken from their schools and their families to make you a new pair of shoes. These kids are locked in the building and made to work for hours on end. They are paid pennies to produce items being sold for over a $100.00. These are children not robots! Build machines to make your products and let our children go to school and learn. Any one with half a brain and a heart knows this is wrong. Lets come together to stop this.
If they are at work in their early age means that someone is subjugating them. How can an uneducated person fight for his rights if he does not know any? Politicians like this. Ignorants cannot defend themselves. The more ignorant a citicen is the better to fool him. Come on!
They should be banned because it's wrong. Children that work are abused in most cases, they are mistreated and expected to do as much work as a normal person, Children should be our future, we should teach them the way and let them lead us, not threat them as mindless labor slaves and say "where is this world going to" when this generation is what ruined the way for our kids
The first direct benefit if the govt bans all child labour employing companies will be education.....For the money that they initially used i salary payments, etc could not be spent for their education instead...
And with education comes the economic transformation of the country....The big leap from a status of "developing country" to the status of "a developed country" .
Not only child labour but human trafficking, overexertion and/or abuse should be banned as well. While these are generally ubiquitous in second to third world countries, it doesn't mean that the rest of the world isn't entitled to interfere in the matter. If we're going to act as if we live in an equal world, them we might as well make it seem like it.
Adults can do anythng to children. We should protect these choldren from these things. They should study for the country, not work. They will be too tired to study, and their mind will be full of money. It is bad for the children, so government and companies should stop them.
If the children are in safe working conditions and are getting paid proper wages and are not coerced into anything, then the company should not be banned for SOLELY employing children. Some people might say that children belong in school but that is a western propriety and we should not force our standards on other cultures. And it is really unhealthy to sit in a classroom 9 hours a day when you should be active. And then children who are unfocused and hyperactive are labeled as "abnormal" and "needing medication" when they are really the normal children.
The alternative for families that hire out their children is not a western, middle-class standard of living. The alternative, rather, is simply one less source of income. Labor productivity, or equivalently wages, depends in large part on external conditions like the cost of capital, technology, and infrastructure. Nations where child labor is common do not have the same access to capital, technology, or infrastructure that those of us who are lucky enough to live in the west have. While it would be nice if third-world workers were productive enough to afford a lifestyle where their children do not have to work, we simply do not live in such a world. A statutory, or even voluntary de facto "ban" on the indirect use of child labor will only harm, not help, developing countries.
Child labour accounts for 32% of the labor force in Africa, predominantly in mining of minerals essential to modern technologies - from Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc to Uranium, etc.
22% of Asia's labor force are children predominantly in fashion and textiles.
Everything you touch with exception of Agriculture in North America and Europe, are tainted with child labour.
The proposal to ban is exactly why this is met with resistance since almost everyone is complicit.
Even for companies that are sincere in eradicating child labour in their supply are hesistant due to the broad implications of such action.
The solution is transparency, certification and hefty tarrif penalties for those that are not yet certified, and complete trade restrictions for those that are found guilty, and those that fail to meet certification deadlines.
If the children are in unsafe working conditions or are being enslaved then that company should be shut down. Child labor is the only source of income for these families and eliminating that will force children to work in prostitution, and other more dangerous jobs. And depending on the definition of "child labor," it may not necessarily promote illiteracy. If the children know the basics, such as how to read and write, and basic math (addition, subtraction, basic multiplication, basic division), then why should we force people to adapt a lifestyle of western schooling till 18 and then college.