MindScapes Child Labour


  1. What are the major reasons fro the prevalence of child labour in various parts of the world?

Child labour and exploitation are the result of many factors, including poverty, social norms condoning them, lack of decent work opportunities for adults and adolescents, migration and emergencies.

2. Mention the types of work done by children as labourers?

Millions of children do work in child labour. They work in fields, in factories, down mines, as servants or maids, or selling goods in the street or at markets. Girls are more likely than boys to do domestic work, such as cleaning, making food and serving

3. Approximately how many children in South Asia are engaged in child labour?

 UNICEF estimates 12 percent of the children aged 5-14 years in South Asia are involved in child labour, well over 41 million children. A total of 152 million children – 64 million girls and 88 million boys – are estimated to be in child labour globally, accounting for almost one in ten of all children worldwide.

4. What do you expect the governments to do in the case of Child Labour?

  1. Spread awareness. …
  2. More stringent laws and effective implementation. …
  3. Sending more children to school. …
  4. Discouraging people to employ children in homes, shops, factories, etc. …
  5. Supporting NGOs like Save the Children

5. What is your opinion about the role of media in highlighting the issue of childl labour?

Media’s role is not only to create information, to cover and report the crime news against children, they should also produce special infor- mative programs on the issue of child safety. Some tools of media have tried to inform society about child sexual abuse and laws made for child safety in India.

6. Parents send their children for menial work only when they refuse to go to school. Do you agree with this view?

No. Children are entitled to a free, quality basic education. Recognizing this entitlement, world leaders made the achievement of universal primary education. Parents are always ready to sacrifice to impart education. It is important to give awareness to all. It is due to lack of awareness of the importance of education is the cause of child labour.

7. Do you think that child labour can be completely abolished? Justify your views.

Yes, by following the principle of the effective abolition of child labour means ensuring that every girl and boy has the opportunity to develop physically and mentally to her or his full potential. Its aim is to stop all work by children that jeopardises their education and development.

8. Child labour is the gross violation of human rights. Express your opinion regarding this statement.

Child labour is a violation of fundamental human rights and has been shown to hinder children’s development, potentially leading to lifelong physical or psychological damage.

Verbal Ability

Homonyms and Homophones

  1. affect
  2. lose
  3. accept
  4. too
  5. principle
  6. assent
  7. adept
  8. berth
  9. compliment
  10. dessert

Meaning and Word

  • hazardous
  • mine
  • manual
  • housekeeper
  • chore
  • vulnerable
  • exploitation
  • abuse
  • plantation
  • equipment


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