Speech on Child Labour

Speech on Child Labour in English for Students

Children are considered to be the future of the country. As they grow up they are given opportunities to prove themselves so that they could be the ones who will help in developing the country. But what if I tell you there are cases in which a child is not allowed to experience his childhood instead is thrown into adulthood where he or she is forced to work. Child labor is the crime that forces children to work at a very young age.

Below 2 speeches on child labour are given, a long speech on child labour and a short speech on child labour which helps in understanding this crime committed against young children.


Long Speech on Child Labour

'Good morning everyone!'. Today I want to talk about an important topic which is a major threat to children’s rights and that is Child labour.

Child labour is a crime in which children are forced to work at a very young age. It’s considered an illegal activity because children between the age of 5-15 are not yet ready to work anywhere. It is sad to see that the age at which children should enjoy childhood are forced to work and enter adulthood.

Millions of children around the world are forced to work which robs them of having a happy childhood, education, and a good future. Child labor remains to be a serious challenge to the happiness of children.

According to the report of the International Labour Organization(ILO), child labour has reduced in most of the country but it is still a major problem in many developing countries such as India. Srilanka etc.

So the next question that comes to everyone’s mind is what is the situation of child labour in India? According to the 2018 report of ILO, about 13 million children between the age of 5-15 are engaged in child labour in India. When children are employed at such a young age their chances to attend school and complete education is highly impossible. Children continue to do labour to provide food at the house and in turn, are trapped in a cycle of poverty.

The age at which children should live their life to the fullest is forced to work at dangerous construction sites. The majority of these children are of age 5-15 and they work almost 16 hours per day to help their families make ends meet.

As children grow older their involvement in getting odd jobs also increases as they have to provide for their families. In India 20-30% of children aged 15 to 17 are involved in doing dangerous jobs which could be selling drugs or cigarettes on the streets.

India is a developing country in spite of the recent economic boom, one-third of the Indian population lives below the poverty line which is considered to be the primary reason for child labour in our country. People living in such conditions don’t have food to eat and that is the reason they make their children work.

Due to poverty parents sell their children or abandon them on the street which in turn causes many crimes like child trafficking and sex trafficking. These innocent and vulnerable children are then forced to odd jobs that could range from selling drugs, cigarettes, and even begging.

The Indian government had passed a law against child labour in 1993 forbidding dangerous work that could cause harm to children under the age of 18. In spite of this people exploit the law as there are many loopholes in the system which includes corrupted government officials.

In 2006 and 2016, the law against child labour was tightened to ensure that children under the age of 15 are not allowed to be used as domestic help at hotels and restaurants.

To conclude this speech I want to say that Government and the citizens play an important role in ending child labour which directly exploits children’s rights. The laws against child labour should be tightened and the punishment should be changed from fine to prison. It is important to fight poverty as it is the primary reason for child labour.

The government should make sure that free education and food are provided to children and a campaign should be organized that allows parents to see the brighter side of educating their children. A child should be tracked if he or she is not attending school. Lastly, as a citizen, it is the duty of each and every one of us to report abuse against a child. Thank you.

Short Speech on Child Labour

'Good morning everyone!', Today I want to talk about an important topic which is a major threat to children’s rights and that is Child labour.

Child labour is a crime in which children are forced to work at a very young age. According to the International Labour Organization(ILO), children working below the age of 15 are not allowed. Millions of children around the world are forced to work which robs them of having a happy childhood, education, and a good future. Child labor remains to be a serious challenge to the happiness of children.

Child labour is a major problem in many developing countries which includes India. According to the 2018 report of ILO, about 13 million children between the age of 5-15 are engaged in child labour in India.

The age at which children should attend school is forced to work at dangerous construction sites. The majority of these children are of age 5-15 and they work almost 16 hours per day to help their families make ends meet. In India 20-30% of children aged 15 to 17 are involved in doing dangerous jobs which could be selling drugs or cigarettes on the streets.

One-third of our country is in poverty which is considered to be the primary reason for child labour. People living in such conditions don’t have food to eat and that is the reason they make their children work. These innocent and vulnerable children are then forced to odd jobs that could range from selling drugs, cigarettes, and even begging.

The Indian government had passed a law against child labour in 1993 2006 and in 2013 forbidding dangerous work that could cause harm to children under the age of 18.

I wanna conclude this speech by saying that government and the citizens play an important role in ending child labour. Laws against child labour should be tightened, free education and food should be provided to children. As a citizen, it is important to report child abuse to the nearest police station. Thank you.

10 Lines Speech on Child Labour

  1. Child labour is a crime in which children are forced to work at a very young age.

  2. Millions of children around the world are forced to work which robs them of having a happy childhood, education, and a good future. Child labor remains to be a serious challenge to the happiness of children.

  3. According to the 2018 report of ILO, about 13 million children between the age of 5-15 are engaged in child labour in India.

  4. The age at which children should live their life to the fullest is forced to work at dangerous construction sites. The majority of these children are of age 5-15 and they work almost 16 hours per day to help their families make ends meet.

  5. In India 20-30% of children aged 15 to 17 are involved in doing dangerous jobs which could be selling drugs or cigarettes on the streets.

  6. One-third of the Indian population lives below the poverty line which is considered to be the primary reason for child labour in our country.

  7. The Indian government had passed a law against child labour in 1993 forbidding dangerous work that could cause harm to children under the age of 18.

  8. In 2006 and 2016, the law against child labour was tightened to ensure that children under the age of 15 are not allowed to be used as a domestic help at hotels and restaurants.

  9. The laws against child labour should be tightened and the punishment should be changed from fine to prison. It is important to fight poverty as it is the primary reason for child labour.

  10. As a citizen of this country, it is the duty of each and every one of us to report the abuse of any kind on children to the police.