Child labour context

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Hi Lungowe, Sorry for not being active in the discussion, iv been experiencing internet problems in my country. Child labour is a problem in my community and this has deprieved children from their rights such as education, health, the right to protection, etc. however, i want to know, what is the definition of a child?

Belinda (talk)10:51, 14 January 2011

Belinda, International conventions define children as aged 18 and under. Individual governments may define "child" according to different ages or other criteria. Child and childhood are also defined differently by different cultures. A child is not necessarily defined by a fixed age. Social scientists point out that children’s abilities and maturities vary so much that defining a child’s maturity by calendar age can be misleading.

Ktembo (talk)11:11, 14 January 2011