The Impact of Discrimination on Working Children and on the Phenomenon of Child Labour

Ending child slavery

NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child Sub-Group on Child Labour.

Why do children work? Most children work because their families are poor and their labour is necessary for their survival. Discrimination on grounds including gender, race or religion may also play a large part in why some children work. This six-page report investigates how discrimination works as a cause and a consequence of child labour.