20+ Thought Provoking Quotes about Child Labor
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According to ILO, child labor can be defined as exploitation of children through any form of work that deprives them of their childhood. Though such exploitation is prohibited by legislation worldwide, but now and then we can hear cases of child labor. Sometimes unknowingly, we consume the goods made by child labor. Child labor is not a crime against children, but humanity as whole. Let's talk about it. Let's Discuss it on this World Day Against Child Labour.
If we can’t begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future.
After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it – removing that advantage for all firms.
Now is the time to act – for the future of our generation. The question of child abuse is crucial, we call on the general public to join hands with us.
Together let us build the global alliance to realize that goal, secure in the knowledge that in serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity.
We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny – and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.
All the problems of the world – child labor, corruption – are symptoms of a spiritual disease: lack of compassion.
Dalai Lama 14
Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing – but it works miracles.
I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no schoolchild in this world goes hungry.
School feeding not only fills stomachs, but has a proven track record of boosting enrollment, attendance and academic performance. For just pennies a day per child, this program changes lives – and ultimately can impact the futures of poor countries around the world in a profound way.
Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.
When you produce a bullet, you commit another sin against mankind, but when you make a toy or a book you bring hope and smile to a child.
Child labour must not become the nation’s social safety net.
There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.
Children do not constitute anyone’s property: they are neither the property of their parents nor even of society. They belong only to their own future freedom.
We are told that every American boy has the chance of being president. I tell you that these little boys in the iron cages would sell their chance any day for good square meals and a chance to play
Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!
This is our right – that (adults) have to listen. This is children’s rights. And if they are not abiding with that right, we will work harder to make them hear.
Of course, we knew that this meant an attack on the union. The bosses intended gradually to get rid of us, employing in our place child labor and raw immigrant girls who would work for next to nothing.
Why do we have to pay the price of poverty. We didn’t create poverty, adults did.
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