Child labour is so inhuman

as  there are 120 million children that are affected by child labour around the world. These children also are not getting paid the correct wages and they are having to work around 12 hours a day with no break. Added to their inhuman treatment, they are not getting the right to an education or a childhood and a lot of them are getting forced to work without pay.

The goal is to give children the rights these children deserve. The right to an education. The right to a life. A child should be living a life of a child, not being used as a slave.

One of the main problems surrounding child labour is that in many parts of the world, children do not have any rights and are considered almost as slaves. The world needs to become aware of these children and give them the rights they deserve.

Child labour is a really big global issue. In the First World there is an awareness for Child Labour and though everyone seems to support stopping such an inhuman practice. Most people, without realising that a lot of the big brand names we all love to buy, wear and use, are actually using child labour to make their products for cheaper. For those of you that don’t know what child labour is, it is the practice of children who are working to either help support their family or they are forced to work against their will. These children, some as young as 5 years old, are getting paid less than a $1 a day and they work about 12 to 15 hours of their working day. Some even work without pay, which is slavery. These children are missing out on a childhood and an education because they work every day and don’t have the time or the money to get an education. A lot of the places these children work in are not meeting workplace health and safety conditions and a lot of these children are getting hurt at work from using machinery which is too large or complicated for them to use as they are so young or physically too small.

We need to change the way we think when buying products that support child labour because if enough people stopped buying these products, then maybe they will change what we chose to buy. In my opinion, all the brands that use child labour should have some form of labelling or a tag placed on the garment to let people know that by buying theses product, you are supporting child labour.

The first reason for my research is to help get these children to have the rights they need and deserve. The right these children should have is to have the right to an education and the right to work in a safe and healthy work place. They also need to get the breaks during the day, and when working the long days, they need to get paid to decent amount to help them support their own families. Over 100 million children around the world work in hazardous conditions in agriculture, mining, domestic labour, and other sectors. 

Some parents are forced to sell their children into child labour because they cannot afford to look after them and support them. These parents are so poor, they are forced to put their children into child labour services such as sweat-shops, making the clothing for first world company’s at a very low cost. Other services are the child working in cotton field, tobacco farms, mining for technology products such as the glass for your iPhones’. Most of these kids are forced to work very long days for no pay or minimum pay and some children do not even have lunch breaks after working at ridiculous hours, up to 12 hour days. These children are at a high risk of having serious health problems, either from the chemicals from the factory which they inhale or from being out in the hot sun all day so are risk of heat stroke or from the tools which they are using are unsafe.

Some parents innocently give their children away, believing they are giving their child up for a better life. In fact, unbeknownst to the parent, they are actually giving their child to people who will use the child for child labour. Sadly, these parents are lied to. The parents give their child away hoping their child will receive a better education, better health and a higher quality of living from what they themselves experienced as a child. On the other hand, some children willing go off to child labour places, believing they will earn more money which they will send back to their parents, helping them reach for a better life.

In conclusion, if we want to improve the conditions for these children and make a better life for them, we need to stop supporting the manufacturers that create their products from child labour companies. We also need to help the children who want to support their families by making the child’s working rights a lot better and lot easier and a lot safer. We also need to help children in allowing them to have an education and still have a childhood whilst they go out to work to help support their family.

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