Child labor is the use of a child to make or produce a certain object or thing. These kids can work in mines, glass factories, textiles and in agriculture and they live in very poor conditions. This issue is all over the world but in a specific place in Asia called Myanmar it is a huge factor in there society. Child labor denies the rights to have a education, right to make you a slave and every human in the world must be treated equal. But it is not only violating these laws it is also overlooking the 13th amendment that says you are not able to have slaves. In 2014 21% of children ages between 10-17 are put to work (A Times). Also these children barely make a dollar a day for there work or 30,000 kyats ($22) a month (ATimes).
The international labor organization aims to help eliminate this problem by increasing awareness in the different areas where they have child labor issues. Also this organization is trying to improve legislative laws and try to make different governments notice this issue and make a change. But this organization is not the only one standing up to this injustice in the 2002 winter Olympics the Norwegian Olympic team did not wear clothing made in Burma to protest against child labor. There were not many changes that have taken place. In past years because it is hard to stop this issue in a developing country but the ILO is still working towards a solution to the issue. Also, when confronting Myanmar government they are trying there best to stop child labor and are considering raising the minimum age to work to 14.