Submitted to: Mr. Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi
Course Title: Development Journalism
Topic: CHILD LABOUR
M.Sc. D.J (A) 2012-2014
Roll # 45
Institute of Communication Studies
Punjab University, Lahore
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Definition of child labour
The Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as anyone below the age of 18.“Child labour” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful tophysical and mental development.
It refers to work that: * interferes with their schooling by: depriving them of the * opportunity to attend school, obliging them to leave school * prematurely or requiring them to attempt to combine * school attendance with excessively long and heavy work.
Forms of child labour
Child labour exists in many forms. Sometimes it can be easily observed; sometimes it is hidden from your view. Here is a list of different forms of child labour that includes some of the most widespread forms and some of the worst forms. However, this is not a complete list of all existing forms. Domestic work: Very common and sometimes seen as acceptable, it happens in the family home or outside the home. When domestic work is outside the home, children – almost always girls – work very long hours, have no chance to go to school and are isolated from their family and friends.
A lot of working children are found in agriculture. They often work on the family farm or with the whole family, as a unit, for an employer.
Work in industries:
This work can be regular or casual, legal or illegal, as part of the family or by the child on his own for an employer. It includes carpet weaving, gemstone
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