Child Labor – Essay
Child Labor (or Child Labour) refers to the oppression of a child at his or her young and tender age, and making this child do the things that are originally meant to be done by adults. It therefore stands as a vice as it leads to the oppression of the under aged.
Child labor is caused by poverty which compels children to step up and try to be sources of provision for their families.
Corruption forms another cause that is both sad and alarming. Corrupt people will often go for corrupt means such as employing under age children to do their bidding. Also, the corrupt nature leads them to go for cheap labor which can sometimes mean employing the services of under age and therefore unqualified children. This is child labor.
Unemployment of parents also causes child labor as it leads to desperation in that everyone has to contribute towards putting a meal on the table for the family.
Child labor is a concern that multiple governments all over the world are combating. For a better world, it is a call to everyone to always report cases or incidences of child labor so that the rights of these children are defended by all possible means.
By Mary (2019)