Labour laws fail to protect India's children | India News | Al Jazeera

Labour laws fail to protect India's children

Twenty-five years after UN outlined universal labour laws, India still home to 13 million child workers under age of 14.

    It has been 25 years since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child outlined universal child labour laws.

    However, there are still millions of children worldwide who do not have basic rights and are compelled to work to make ends meet.

    India is home to close to 13 million child labourers under the age of 14, and laws designed to protect them are proving inadequate.

    Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt reports from New Delhi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.