Children are considered to be the carrier of next generation. The future is in their hand and only they can turn this world into a better place. All the nations have government support and laws for the children have to make sure a better future for them. But the reality is way more different if u notices the big picture. Though every country has rules and regulation for children, only the developed countries follows them properly. On the other hand, in the third world developing countries like Bangladesh this sort of practices is not done for Childress.

A UN Children’s Fund report published in September has found that more than 6.3 million children under 14 are working in Bangladesh. Children are laboring as maids and servants, in garment factories and engineering workshops, in the construction sector, as bus or tempo (three-wheeler transport) helpers, in the beedi (a kind of hand-made cigarette) factories, as roadside restaurant workers and street vendors, and in tea plantations and other agricultural sectors.

According to UNICEF's Asian Child Labor Report, there are some 40 industries in Bangladesh which use child labor, often under hazardous conditions and with little regard for health and safety. Children have been injured while engaged in underground mining, in maritime work and while operating or cleaning machinery in motion. Child workers are regularly exposed to dangerous levels of dust, gases, fumes, heat and noise. Muscular-skeletal and respiratory-related ailments are common among child laborers.

A study by Professor A.J Weeramunda of the University of Colombo found that virtually all of the 300 leather tanneries in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, employed young boys. The study noted: “Children endure appalling conditions including exposure to corrosive chemicals and bacterial contamination from hides.”

A large number of child domestics are working either without salary or no fixed salary. Lack of salary is compensated by commitment by the employers for better jobs in the future. The study shows that no lump sum amount of money was observed to have been paid to the child domestics when they went on home leave or when they had visitors (parents/other relatives) coming in from their rural homes to see them. The majority of child domestics receiving salaries earned less than $US2.50 per month.

 

The ILO report Child Labor in Asia estimates that worldwide at least 120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 work full-time. The number doubles to some 250 million when children for whom work is a secondary activity are included. Over 60 percent of the world's child laborers are living in Asia.

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