What are the top 3 countries for child labor today?
A new report by risk analysis firm Maplecroft, which ranks 197 countries, identifies Eritrea, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Yemen as the 10 places where child labor is most prevalent.
Where in so many Latin American children work in agriculture?
In Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador, 20 percent of all girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are engaged as domestics, and in rural areas the percentages are even higher. In Honduras, 40% of working children are in the agricultural sector. In Guatemala, the figure is 65% and in El Salvador 67%.
Where do kids work in Latin America?
Child labour is present in both rural and urban areas, with about 48.7% being in the agricultural sector. Just under 50% of those engaged in child labour are in family work. Over 50 percent of the children are engaged in hazardous work, meaning it is dangerous to their health, education and wellbeing.
Is there child labour in Canada?
Unfortunately, yes. Child labour laws in Canada were enacted at the beginning of the 20th century and outlawed the employment of children. But Canadians continue to be affected by child labour today.
How many children work in Latin America?
15 million children
A report prepared by the ILO ( Endnote 1 ) for the Cartagena Meeting estimates that no less than 15 million children work in Latin America, with approximately half of these child workers between the ages of six and 14 years old.
Is there child labour in Colombia?
Children in Colombia engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation and illicit activities, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. (1; 2) The government publishes annual statistics on children’s work from its National Household Survey.
Is child labour legal in India?
The Constitution of India in the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy prohibits child labour below the age of 14 years in any factory or mine or castle or engaged in any other hazardous employment (Article 24).