By Souromita Chatterjee, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
“Children should be making sand castles, not bricks.”
Child labour is the practice of having children engage in economic activity, on a part-time or full-time basis. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) defines the term child labour as, “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. It refers to work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children, or work whose schedule interferes with their ability to attend regular school, or work that affects in any manner their ability to focus during school or experience a healthy childhood.” (more…)