According to the Convention on the rights of the Child, Child Labor is:
employing children below 15 years old in factories and industries where they are not directly under supervision of their parents. this jeopardizes their right to education, health and total well-being.
Using children as sexual workers - child prostitution
Locking up children and forcing them to work - bonded labor. usually, children in bonded labor incur more debts because their employers charge them for shelter and food. there is a vicious circle where the children are forced to stay and keep working, which only forces them to incur more debt.
If child labor had a pusher, it ought to be poverty. Areas with high incidences of child labor always turn up to be poverty stricken. The issue becomes more complicated because parents ask their children to work. Sometimes, children themselves volunteer out of poverty.
Children who are already working must be released from child labor. In cases where releasing them is difficult, or takes time, action should be made to make their life more tolerable and less hazardous.
But children working in extremely hazardous work, in bonded labor, or in prostitution are the priority of rescue operations.
Records show that more than 200 young workers have so far been rescued from subhuman working conditions in factories, poultry and piggeries, and entertainment clubs. This is just a small portion of the estimated 2.8 million child victims of hazardous and exploitative labor.
After being rescued from child labor, the children - along with their families - must be given adequate services and facilities so that they will not revert to child labor. Projects in areas where families allow their children to go to work can also become a preventive measure
against would-be victims of child labor.