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Child Labour

Defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.

Refers to work that is

  • Mentally, physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and/or
  • 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.

Whether or not particular forms of “work” can be called “child labour” depends on the

  1. child's age, including minimum age for work
  2. the type and hours of work performed
  3. the conditions under which it is performed

Worst Forms of Child Labour

  • Slavery or similar practices (trafficking, debt bondage, forced labour, recruitment for use in armed conflict)
  • Prostitution and pornography
  • Illicit activities (e.g. drug trafficking)
  • Hazardous work

ASEAN Roadmap on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2025

Addressing Labor Exploitation in Fishing in ASEAN (ALFA) Project

public/child_labour.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/28 15:27 by In Mean

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