Child Labour

Child is Meant to Learn not to Earn

Pakiistan Lions Youth Council implemented the projects for the elimination of child and bounded labour wth different donors as well as Social Welfare Department Government of Punjab

Baseline Survey for Child & Bounded Labour in District Multan

Pakistan Lions Youth Council conducted the base line survey for the children involved in Child and bounded labour. A combination of tools and methods were applied in this phase to strengthen the evidence-based approaches. The tools was focused on appreciative methods and quantitative data comprised but not limited to

  • One to one interviews
  • Focus group discussions
  • Survey through semi-structured questionnaire
  • Briefing/validation workshops
  • Change Assessment and Scoring Tool (CAST) FGD and CAST

Team members conducted the Individual interviews Focus group discussions with different stakeholders including employers at working Place,parents Government & private offices

(Bakery + Auto workshop bricks Kilns, Steel work, Service Station, Charpai Makers Furniture shop & Engineering workshop) and data was analyzed after accurate information.

Findings of the baseline
  • 95% children stated that they were engaged in work due to the poor economic status of their families especially at Brick kilns, Auto workshops, and Hotels.
  • 90% child labourers showed interest in joining schools after getting permission by their employers and parents. Whereas 10% did not show any interest.
  • 80% children expressed their wish to lean some other skills like Mobile Repairing, Computer Repairing, Solar Plates Installations etc. whereas 20% child workers stated that they were satisfied with the work they had learnt at the present work places
Parents Views during FGDs
  • 90% parents stated that they engage their child in work due to a single reason of their poverty. Whereas, 10% parents shared that children were involved in labour with own wish.
  • 5% parents said that education is of no importance for them and children as well.
  • 90% parent stated that over work had adverse influence on the health of children and 10% parents said that children are enjoying good health in spite of over work load.

Civil Society Action for the protection of children, especially working children, from sexual exploitation and abuse in Multan District

PLYC has worked with boys engaged for transactional sex in Hotels/Inns and providing massages of a sexual nature in the Multan Bus/Truck Stand Areas. Field Workers and Counselors have been counselling serially sexually abused children both in field and at the PLYC Drop In Centre in Multan Bus/Truck Stand. Below is analysis table;

Decent Work/Child labour

Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where by far the largest share of child laborers is found approximately 59 percent. Over 98 million girls and boys aged 5 to 17 years old work in crop and livestock production, helping supply some of the food and drink we consume and the fibers and raw materials we use to make other products. This figure includes child laborers in fisheries and forestry. Almost 70 percent of child laborers are unpaid family workers Agriculture is one of the three most dangerous sectors in terms of work-related fatalities, non-fatal accidents and occupational diseases. About 59 percent (or 70 million) of all children in hazardous work aged 517 are in agriculture.

Children Faced Different Types of Abuse