Child Labour Around The World And in Turkey


Title of the Study: Child Labour Around The World And in Turkey

Type of the Study: Report Book

Author of the Study: TİSK/TÜRK-İŞ

 

Presentation,,

Year/Place of Publication: June 2007, Ankara.

Language of the Study: Turkish

Number of Pages: 48

Purpose: To explain child labour and present the works of TİSK and TÜRK-İŞ on child labour.

 

Content: The state of child labour in the world is explained in the first part. The state of child labour is presented in the second part. Projects of TÜRK-İŞ and TİSK about combatting child labour are discussed in the third chapter. Activites about social support centers for child workers are given in the fourth part.

Method: Presentations and reports are gathered.

Excerpt: The three sectors considered as one of the components of worst forms of child labour(woodworking, street children, migrant seasonal agricultural workers) are included in this project. (p.36)

Some keywords: working children, TİSK, TÜRK-İŞ, ILO, social support center

 

 

Karabulut, Ö.(1998); “The Problems Of Working Children And Their Ways Of Solution”, Third National Occupational Health Congress, TTB Central Council, October, Ankara, p. 354-357

Karabulut, Ö.(1998); “The Problems Of Working Children And Their Ways Of Solution”, Third National Occupational Health Congress, TTB Central Council, October, Ankara, p. 354-357.

 

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Scope:

The study defines the entrance of children into labour markets as a social problem, and finds the efforts of trying to acquire cheaper labour for the purpose of better competition very dangerous. Poverty, the low level of success in education system and the fact that it does not provide better future solutions creates an environment where child labour demand increases. The potential that children have in terms of gaining skills which was unutilised because of use of child labour which is often considered as results of exploitation and neglegence dangers the efforts of development of our country with highly skilled labour force. Compulsory 8 year education and the ratification of minimum age convention is not enough. The educational life should be more attractive and all the working children should be able to benefit from a broad protection. The presentation ended with Türk-İş’s contributions to fight against child labour.

 

An Excerpt from the Article:

Exploitation of children in the form of child labour is seen as the most spread form of child abuse. The employment of children whom are the source of our future in hard and dangerous conditions in their development and education period makes them become the victim of the implementation of socio- economic policies, all kinds of neglegence and poor control. (p.355)

 

Some Key Words:

minimum age, child workers, child abuse, TÜRK-İŞ