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Cotton sector carries stigma of child labour

12
Jan '10
Child labor harms children's well being and hinders their education, development and future livelihoods.

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), worldwide there are more than 300 million working children between the ages of 5-17 years as per IPEC 2006 data.

Some of these child laborers work in the cotton sector, and some in the textile sector. They work for long hours every day surrounded by dangerous equipments, spinning thread or sweeping cotton lint in a mill.

This practice is considered exploitative, and illegal in many international organizations and countries. Child labor has been utilized in varying extents through out history.

With the advent of universal schooling and changes in working conditions during the industrial revolution, various concepts have emerged for children's rights.

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Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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