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10 Interesting Child Labour Facts

Wednesday, August 31st 2011. | Human


Child labor has been a problem for several years, in some countries the problem has become a major topic in the child rights issues. Many companies use child labor to work 8 to 10 hours per day. Here are 10 interesting child labour facts, and maybe you have not thought about before.

1. In developing countries, approximately 16% of the population of children aged 5-14 to be working.

10-14 years Child Labour

10-14 years Child Labour

2. According to a 2004 report by the ‘International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour’ and the ILO (IPEC), trafficking of girls from Nepal to India occurs for the purpose of sex trafficking. They work a sex worker, and sometimes they do not get paid.

3. According to an ILO report of 2003 that will cost $ 760 billion over a period of 20 years, to eliminate child labor completely, all that money, if invested for both health and educational needs of children, will provide long-term benefits in the future (around $ 4 trillion).

4. 126 million children around the world, experiencing child abuse, beatings involving employers’, had to endure sexual violence and, most importantly, humiliation and other forms of harassment.

10 years Child Labour

10 years Child Labour

5. Of the total number of child laborers in the world, 73 million are under the age of 10 years. About 22,000 children losing their lives every year because accidents in the workplace.

6. Regions of sub-Saharan Africa accounted for the highest proportion (26%) working children in the world. Working population in this region has an estimated 49 million.

7. One of six children ages 5 to 14 years as a worker in developing countries.

8. 126 million children working in hazardous conditions throughout the world, often endure beatings, humiliation and sexual abuse by their employers.

9. An estimated 1.2 million children – both boys and girls – are trafficked each year to serve as workers in agriculture, mining, manufacturing and commercial sex workers.

Child Labour=Child Abuse

Child Labour = Child Abuse

10. 30% of children in less developed countries child labor. Some things above are the facts about child labour. We must seek to eliminate child labor.



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