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Child Labor in Pakistan

By | November 2011
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Nike and Child Labor in Pakistan

International Business

“Case Study”

Point University

Abstract

But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God” Mark 10:14 They are the most beautiful and purest creation of God. They are innocent both inwardly and outwardly then, why would we mistreat them? Throughout many parts of the world, children cannot go to school or have a childhood due to the many problems struggling families face. Unfortunately, their aspirations and dreams are killed because they are pressed to play a role in sustaining the economically life of their family with which the families are unable to make ends meet. The concept of child labor got attention during the 1990’s when European countries announced a ban on the goods in undeveloped countries. Child labor is an important and serious global issue that affects all countries in the world directly or indirectly. These practices are very common in Latin America, Africa and Asia. In 1996, Time Life Magazine showed a photo of a 12 year old child who was surrounded by parts of a Nike soccer ball that he spent most of his day stitching together for 60 cents. There are a few global organizations trying to put child labor to an end. We will discuss a few key points on how they are trying to accomplish it.

According to the ILO (International Labor Organization), 246 Million children from around the world ages 5-12 work under conditions that horribly fail to meet their basic needs. They are exploited, work in hazardous conditions and are illegal in various countries.

The (ILO) defines child Labor when a child is working during early age, he/she is overworked, they are psychologically, socially, and materialistically pressured and there is often little to no-pay. “Child Labor” is generally speaking work for children that harms them or exploits them in...

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