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According to the amendment in child labour act 1986, a ban is imposed on employing children
Age group between 5-14 years
More than 120 million children's around the world
44million children's in India
More than 80% are employed in villages, that also in agriculture and non-formal activities like livestock rearing, fishing etc
The State-wise break up is as follows: State No. of children mainstreamed Andhra Pradesh Bihar Jharkhand Karnataka Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh Maharashtra Orissa Rajasthan Tamilnadu Uttar Pradesh West Bengal Punjab Total 1,73,297 10,704 10,231 10,467 2,314 4,171 8,235 63,237 11,371 39,523 23,251 16,086 1,368 3,74,255
8 million children are doing the worst form of Child Labour
CHILD ABUSE A recent study on Child Abuse, conducted by Ministry of Women and Child development (GOI) revealed that across different kinds of abuse, it is young children, in the 5-12 year group, who are most at risk of abuse and exploitation.
According to the Indian census of 1991, there are 11.28 million working children under the age of fourteen years in India.
Over 85% of this child labour is in the country's rural areas, working in agricultural activities such as fanning, livestock rearing, forestry and fisheries
Estimates from 2000 study suggest that 5.7 million were in forced or bonded labour, 1.8 million in prostitution and pornography and 1.2 million were victims of trafficking. In India, 1104 lakh children are working as labourers.
Globally, 1 in 6 children work
22,000 children die every year in work related accidents
Imagine yourself a child in a small country from a poor family…. You sleep on a mat floor and eat maybe once a day… There are too many mouths to feed to many bodies in a small space…. CHAOS, FILTH, HUNGER and DESPAIR Your parents desperate act , the act to stop all financial troubles the only way to stop this is to sell YOU! Then your kept locked up in a small, dirty room, fed enough to not starve. YOUR JOB? To sell your body to men who pay high dollar .
WHAT ‘WE’ CAN DO AS A PERSON TO STOP CHILD LABOUR ?
To donate funds in NGOs working for the rehabilitation of street children
To make the rural people aware about the benefits of education
To provide free education for the orphans
To contact NGOs and make them aware about child labour happening in our society