What is Child Labour?
Child labour, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), refers to work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential, and their dignity, and that is harmful to their physical and mental development.
Difference between Child Labour and Child Work?
Child labour and child work are similar in that they both involve children performing work activities. However, there is a significant difference between the two concepts:
Child labour refers to work that is detrimental to a child’s physical and mental well-being, education, and development. It is generally considered to be work that deprives them of their basic rights.
On the other hand, child work refers to children’s participation in work activities that are not harmful to their health, education, or development. Child work can include activities such as helping with household chores, assisting family businesses, and performing tasks that contribute to their own personal development, such as attending school or learning a trade. Child work can be beneficial to children if it is performed in a safe and age-appropriate manner and does not interfere with their education, health, or development.