Child Labor: Description

by Brad Welch

In the defi developer Malaysia field, things like this rarely occur. How can this happen? Read more. 


The term “child labor” is refer to work that denies children their childhood, limits their potential, violates their dignity, and harms their physical and mental development. It refers to the work that interferes with their daily life as a normal child while spending time at the playground, studying at school, playing with their friends. 

Brief History

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During the Industrial Revolution that started mid-18th century, the use of child labor grew in popularity. The factories made it possible for people’s living standards to rise and for the city’s mortality rate, which included children, to plummet. It sparked a population boom that was unprecedented in its scope. People with physical disabilities were also able to do their jobs with the aid of machines. Since then, child labor has become an essential part of the industry.


Even though child labor only lasted until early 20th century, unfortunately the child labor still been used up until these present days such as in China, India, Democratic Republic of Congo and any other African country. It is not uncommon for child labor practices such as mining, human trafficking, and child soldiers.


Where It Still Exist 

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Meanwhile not to forget the child labor still exist in South East Asia that specifically that we saw in agriculture sector, business sector, and also organized child begging. They exploit the use of using child to attract customers as a marketing strategy.

According to International Labor Organization, Under Article 3 of ILO Convention No. 182, the worst forms of child labor are defined as (ILO, 1999):

  • All forms of slavery or practices similar to slavery, such as the sale and trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom and forced or compulsory labor, including forced or compulsory recruitment of children for use in armed conflict;
  • The use, procuring or offering of a child for prostitution, for the production of pornography or for pornographic performances;
  • The use, procuring or offering of a child for illicit activities, in particular for the production and trafficking of drugs as defined in the relevant international treaties;
  • Work which, by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm the health, safety or morals of children.



To sum up the article if a certain type of “job” may be referred to as “child labor,” it will depend on the age of the kid, the work itself, the conditions in which it is conducted, and the goals of the country in question. According to which country and which sector, the answer differs greatly.

Further prevention and public awareness efforts are needed to take the battle against child labor to the next level. Governments all around the world must recognize the scale of the issue, its evolution and the manner in which it affects families and children. In conclusion, governments should take reasonable steps to ensure that.

  • The existence of minimum working age legislation and their enforcement
  • The development of tools and mechanisms to monitor child labour
  • Functional public awareness raising campaigns
  • Support to community-led initiatives
  • Greater protection for vulnerable children and families
  • Affordable, fair, quality and accessible education for all
  • The promotion of positive cultural and societal norms against child labour


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