It will be fair to say that a nation can be judged by the way it treats its children. On that count, India metes out suffering, neglect and insecurity to millions of its very young:
Pakistan ranks number three in the world with the highest prevalence of child and forced labour despite a significant decline in the number of child labourers recorded worldwide, it emerged at a seminar on Friday.
According to The Global Slavery IndexPakistan comes third, after Mauritania and Haiti, in the prevalence of child labour while the International Labour Organisation ILO says that the overall number of child labourers has declined from million in to million in Speakers at the seminar said the government has failed to conduct a fresh child labour survey sincewhich made it hard to correctly ascertain details of children working in different sectors around the country, particularly in Sindh.
They discussed the National Child Labour Survey,according to which 3. The labour force in the population estimates of show that from the age group of 10 to 19, there were 2. This signifies that child and adolescent labour had decreased in Sindh.
However, it is estimated that there were 0.
Pakistan 3rd in child and forced labour: ILO yet Pakistan remains at the third spot with the highest prevalence of child and forced labour. She said it has been 20 years since Pakistan conducted a child labour survey and none of the provinces are interested in conducting a fresh survey on the issue. Sexual child abuse is a type of maltreatment, violation, and exploitation that refers to the involvement of the child in sexual activity to provide sexual gratification or financial benefit to the perpetrator. Background Pakistan, among the other developing countries, has a higher prevalence rate of depression because of the current social. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting more than 16 million men and women (almost percent of the adult population) and million adolescents.
The ILO estimates in a survey that Sadia Husain, executive director of Sparc, said Pakistan was experiencing the worst form of child labour.
The cruellest of events could be seen inside plush homes where domestic workers experienced inhuman attitudes generally. Referencing to different reports, Ms Husain said there were 25 million children out of school, out of which 15 million were alarmingly economically active.
She said none of the four provinces seem to be interested in conducting fresh surveys. Faizullah Korejo, senior superintendent of police investigationKarachi South, said not all the laws, as generally propagated, were left unimplemented. He said two cases against the violators of child marriage act have been registered in Umerkot and similar activity was reported from the same district where action has been taken against violators of certain labour laws.
Syed Hasan Feroze, a retired judge, said the government and citizens should work hand-in-hand to persuade rich people to educate children they have employed.
Karamat Ali, director of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research Pilersaid there was a four-fold increase in child labour in Pakistan in the past 20 years. He said just three per cent of the GDP could ensure social security to citizens, which was vital to ensuring education for all children in Pakistan.
Irum Azeem Farooque, member of the Sindh Assembly from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, said the Sindh government was far behind the Punjab government, which was actively implementing issues relating to child labour and education within its province.
Mustafa Suhag, director of the labour ministry, said his department had redrafted the Bonded Labour System Abolition Act and the Employment of Children Act and sent them to the law ministry for tabling them in the provincial assembly.
Kashif Bajeer and Zahid Thebo of Sparc informed the audience about the above-mentioned bills were expected to be tabled and passed by the Sindh Assembly soon. Published in Dawn, January 16th, Child marriage often compromises a girl’s development by resulting in early pregnancy and social isolation, interrupting her schooling, limiting her opportunities for career and vocational advancement and placing her at increased risk of domestic violence.
Labor Department [USA] Issues Report on Child Labor in Trade Beneficiary Countries - Report Required by Trade and Development Act - The Labor Department today released the first annual report on the worst forms of child labor in trade beneficiary countries and territories as required under the Trade and Development Act of Child rights groups have estimated that over 50, children live on the streets of Pakistan, while most of the juvenile population continues to be vulnerable to bonded labour, harassment, sexual abuse and trafficking, and lacks access to health, education and other basic needs.
A UNICEF put this number at more than double the official figures stating that more than 28 million children in India between the ages are engaged in child labor. The street child community in Pakistan is on the rise.
These children are excluded from mainstream society, and the absence of access to education and vocational skills reduces their future opportunities. Child labor has assumed epidemic proportions in Pakistan. Statistics are unreliable, but the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) last year estimated the number of Pakistani working children.