Child labour context

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Hi Lungowe, There is a lot of controversy as what constitutes child labor. For example would sending a child to fetch water for family use be considered as child labor? Or if I asked my child to help out in cultivating the field considering that the food he/she will eat comes from the fields, would that be a crime. After all the bibles say he who does not want to work should not eat! kindly clarify

Susiku Nasinda (talk)10:25, 14 January 2011

In 2000, the ILO estimates, "246 million child workers aged 5 and 17 were involved in child labor, of which 171 million were involved in work that by its nature is hazardous to their safety, physical or mental health, and moral development. Child labor is, generally speaking, work for children that harms them or exploits them in some way (physically, mentally, morally, or by blocking access to education).

Ktembo (talk)10:43, 14 January 2011