Child Labour in Bangladesh
|1.||Child Labour definition|
|2.||Child Labour in the World|
|3.||Child labour in Bangladesh|
|4.||Case of Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.) using child labour in Bangladesh and solution|
The term “child labour” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.
Child labour is work that exceeds a minimum number of hours, depending on the age of a child and on the type of work. Such work is considered harmful to the child and should therefore be eliminated.
Ages 5-11: At least one hour of economic work or 28 hours of domestic work per week.
Ages 12-14: At least 14 hours of economic work or 28 hours of domestic work per week.
Ages 15-17: At least 43 hours of economic or domestic work per week
This activities harm their bodies,minds,spirits and above all a good and prosperous future.A child worker considered another cheap and easily controlled worker in the labor force. Poverty,illiteracy and Child labor go hand in hand.A child earnings have become a necessity for those families which are struggling to make ends up.The child has no alternative.The lack of quality education and the pitiable conditions of available schools is no incentive for a child to quit work and join.
Children become the victims violence,exploition and abuse they can result in physical and physiological disabilities.Also children become a prisoner twice.The child is caught in the conflict between right to life and the fight to earn versus the acceptable norms of survival.