Fight against Child Labor Is Being Lost
Children are symbolized as the most important part of our country but however the inappropriate understanding of the parents makes them the reason for the weakness of the country instead of being the influence of the country. Most of the children under poverty line are forced to do the child labor daily even after the lots of awareness program run by the government and future welfare of society towards the welfare of the child.
“The world belongs to those who do
and not to those who think.”
We are all mute witnesses of child labor everywhere in our vicinity. We all see child labor in our daily surroundings. Most of the times when we travel in transport like micro bus or trams whose conductors are a child, while eating in small road side restaurant where our meal is also served by a child. Bus services and restaurants are not the only places where child labor is ramping. A parallel carpet industry, groceries, fruit shops and numerous other places are the sites where cheap child labor is being used ruthlessly. Besides rebel groups worldwide have used children as soldiers violating the international law against child labor.
Our country has not been an exception though. The United Nations and its member countries, national and international non-governmental child welfare organizations working in this field have been utterly unsuccessful in curbing child labor. Almost a century after the 1st International convention against child labor was held the international labor organization fact sheets of 2010 shows that we have more than 200 million child laborers worldwide. According to some recent statistics, there has been 20% of increase in this market of the number of child laborers of the age group 15-17 years.
May be we need more time and funding to reach the goal, but the question is how many more time do we need to abolish child labor entirely from the world as a whole. The biggest dedicated child labor program has been spending 16 million dollars every year, instead of all this all our efforts for eradicating child labor has failed. We have been utterly unsuccessful.
Now the question here is “Why we have failed” and “What new measures we should adopt to abolish child labor.” Our nation is still looking for the answers.
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