Child Labor

Is child labor a human rights abuse?


  • Founded in 1839, Anti-Slavery International is the world's oldest human right organization
  • Between 700,000 and 2 million boys and girls
  • Children as age of 4 years old can become a child in child labor
  • Around the world kids are taken from their families and taken to a new town or country
  • International Confederation of Free Trade Unions help defend human rights
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Gabon,Central Africa

Where most of the kids are taken


  • Bad working condition or not the proper tools for the job
  • The children would get starved
  • Each day the kids would work for 14-18 hours
  • The kids don't have proper shoes or clothes
  • They get kids between the age of 4-18 years old
  • They get kids that are mostly girls, so they can't do any of the boys work and the boys can't do any of the girls work


  • Couldn't finish their job because of the bad working conditions
  • Children would be hungry and their mind would be on food and not do their job
  • the children would get tired and want to fall a sleep
  • The kids would get aids by walking bare foot and might die
  • The kids that are 4 years old probably don't even know what a job is

Final Thoughts

Is forcing a child labor a human rights abuse?Yes,because these kids are supposed to have a normal childhood and not a bad one.These kids have to deal with starvation,beatings for no reason,and bad working conditions.The kids that are in child labor aren't humans anymore they are servants!!Some of these kids are 4 and they are now becoming a child and they are in child labor.There are more girls than boys and the girls can't do as much than the boys, so that's why they are sexually offended.


  • Anti-Slavery International and International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. "Forced Child Labor Is a Human Rights Abuse." Do Children Have Rights? Ed. Jamuna Carroll. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. At Issue. Rpt. from "Forced Labour in the 21st Century." 2001. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.
  • Murray, Una, and Patrick Quinn. "Girls Have Fewer Rights and Opportunities than Boys." Do Children Have Rights? Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. At Issue. Rpt. from "Give Girls a Chance: Tackling Child Labour, a Key to the Future." Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office, 2009.Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs. "The Worst Forms of Child Labor." The Department of Labor's 2003 Findings of Child Labor: Report Required by the Trade and Development Act of 2000. Washington, DC: Bureau of International Labor Affairs, 2004. Rpt. in Child Labor and Sweatshops. Ed. Ann Manheimer. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2006. At Issue.Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015
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