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CHILD LABOUR :

Millions of children work to help their families in ways that are neither harmful nor exploitative. However,estimates say that around 150 million children aged 5-14 in developing countries, about 16 per cent of all children in this age group, are involved in child labour,throughout the world, around 215 million children under 18 work, many full-time.

Although aggregate numbers suggest that more boys than girls are involved in child labour, many of the types of work girls are involved in are invisible. It is estimated that roughly 90 per cent of children involved in domestic labour are girls.it continues to harm the physical and mental development of children and adolescents and interfere with their education.It is not only a cause, but also a consequence of social inequities reinforced by discrimination. Children from indigenous groups or lower castes are more likely to drop out of school to work. Migrant children are also vulnerable to hidden and illicit labour.

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