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CHILD LABOUR IN CAMBODIA

(Some Harsh Realities)

(Child labour, Photograph.) 2012

Zuhair Al-Hebshi

May, 25, 2012

Abstract

Child labour, Photograph.) 2012

Child Labour in Cambodia is a big issue in Cambodia. The mean problem is that Cambodia is a developing country, and has many rural areas where people not educated well. National government and NGOs are trying their best to solve this problem and child labour is on the biggest target that unable to be fixed. Although the government and the NGOs are helping, but without society help they can’t achieve any goal. Based on my research we need to raise awareness and spreading it everywhere, which will educate people to volunteer to help and we fix this significant problem in Cambodia.

Table of Contents

Introduction.....................................................................4

Causes.........................................................................................4

What is child labour....................................................................4

Purpose of the Research.............................................................4

Child Labour in Cambodia.................................................5

Consequences of child labour...........................................6

Social Acceptance.............................................................7

Conclusion.........................................................................8

Recommendations............................................................8

Bibliography......................................................................9

Introduction
The Kingdom of Cambodia is full and rich with natural resources, however, the period of the civil war and internal struggle have left it one of the world's poorest countries. Thirty per cent of the population in Cambodia lives under the poverty line. Poor represents almost 4.8 million, 90 % of them live in the rural areas. Most of those poor people live in the upland areas including Kampong Thom, Kampot, Pery Veng, Svay Rieng and Ratanakiri. Majority of the poor work in the agriculture and at least 12% of them are landless. The poorest of those poor live in marginalized and isolated villages and communes with limited access to basic social services like health and education. Many of them need to have to travel around more than 2 to 3 hours to reach health clinics. Most of Cambodia poorest of the poor lives in the areas nearby the borders in Lao and Thailand. Even though Cambodia economy grows significantly the gap between the rich and the poor increased. Due to Poverty children lack basic necessities and denied access to health and education. They rarely reach their full potential through education and will become unskilled youth and adults with inadequate experience, which deepen their vulnerability and increase their poverty status and put them at risk of abuse and exploitation. This report is part of my writing course. The main objective e of this report is to raise awareness of peers and others in the school on issues related to child labour in Cambodia. This report will highlight the type of child labour in Cambodia and its impact on families, communities and the country and put some ideas to compact child labour. (IFAD Organization)

Child Labour in Cambodia
The Royal Kingdom of Cambodia has adopted the Convention on the rights of the Child in 1992 on the time they just emerged from civil war. The situation of children has improved with more access to health, education and other social services especially for the urban areas. However, this improvement was challenged by increase poverty especially in the rural areas. Poverty leads families to leave to bigger cities or other places for better jobs. In Cambodia they...
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