Hi everyone i would like research on child labour and its effects.
Child labour are very hard tasks that deprive children their potential and dignity.It is harmful to their physical and mental development when they are at a young age.It involves children being enslaved,exposed to serious and hard hazards and long term illness.
History of child labour.
It began in the mid -of 1800's, and child labor was a major problem.It started at the age of 7 years where children were tending machines in spinning mills or hauling heavy loads .In Canada,today there are child labor laws similar to those in the US.In 1999 over 160 countries approved an International labour organization (ILO) and compatibility to end child labour. There are 218 million child labourers worldwide:126 million of them are engaged in high-risky work.
Africa has the largest incidence rates of child labour where about 59 million children between the age of 5 and 17 years are imposed to hazardous work.More than 1 in 5 children are employed against their will in stone quarries, farms and mines. In Sub-Sahara more than 40% of all children aged 5-14 labor for survival,which is about 48 million children.Agriculture is the largest employer of child labor in Africa.
In Kenya there is a minimum age restriction that does not apply to employees unless the undertaking is dangerous to life,health or morals of the persons employed.There is no legal minimum working age in the Agricultural and services sectors or for domestic work.