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Investigating the Worst Forms of Child Labour No. 4 Nepal Situation of Child Ragpickers: A Rapid Assessment
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Children are among the most neglected, abused and exploited segments of the population, exposed to such worst forms of labour as rag-picking. In Nepal, child work in general – and child labour in particular – is a common phenomenon. An estimated 42 per cent of the total population of children from five to 14 years old are economically active (Suwal et al., 1997). The need to restrict and eradicate the most intolerable forms of child labour has become an essential element of a national development strategy to achieve sustainable growth and protect human rights. His Majesty's Government of Nepal (HMG/N) has repeatedly expressed its commitment to eliminating the worst forms of child labour, and the government is currently in the process of ratifying the new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, No. 182. This Rapid Assessment aims to gather information on the hazardous conditions facing children who work as rag-pickers, known as 'Khate' in Nepalese slang, and the manner in which these children are exploited. With the advent of recycling practices, rag-pickers have become part of the growing population of street children in urban areas of Nepal. This study is intended to provide details on the nature, processes, and problems of child rag-picking, including the perceptions and behaviours of these children towards education, work and society. Family backgrounds and consequences of this worst form of child labour are examined as well. The study’s findings will serve to assist future action programmes as well as to provide much needed background information. Additionally, recommendations based on the findings are offered.
Publisher:
IPEC/ILO, TU, CDPS ,   (2001 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
CHILD LABOUR, CHILDREN, RAGPICKERS, CHILD WELFARE, RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, SALE OF CHILDREN, CHILD MIGRANTS, CHILD ABUSE, CHILD DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL WELFARE, ABANDONED CHILDREN, ORPHANS, STREET CHILDREN, CHILD HEALTH, CHILD NEEDS, CHILD PROSTITUTION, CHILD SURVIVAL, FAMILY, MINORS, PARENTS
Thematic Group:
 ILO : International Labor & Labor
Thesaurus:
12.06.00  -  Special Categories Of Workers
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