According to dictionary.com, exploited is defined, ‘’ To employ to the greatest possible advantage ‘’ or TO make use of selfishly or unethically.’’ Put simply, exploited means to manipulate. Forms of human exploitation is :
Ø Child Labor
Ø Child Sexual Exploitation
Ø Forced Labor
Ø Human trafficking, dan etc.
Child labor is simply the most severe form of child exploitation and child abuse in the world today. In any society, working children, as a socio- economic group, happens to be the most disadvantaged of all since ‘’they are forced to work for living, sacrificing their childhood as well as their future for bare survival of self and family’’. Today, as individual well being increasingly depends on literacy, numeracy and intellectual competence, a child working is in fact a future denied.
Child labor is work that harms children or keeps them from attending school. Around the world and in the U.S, growing gaps between rich and poor in recent decades have forced millions of young children out of school and into work. The international Labor Organization estimates that 215 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 currently work under conditions that are considered illegal, hazardous, or extremely exploitative. Underage children work at all sorts of jobs around the world, usually because they and their families are extremely poor. Large numbers of children work in commercial agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, mining, and domestic service. Some children work in illicit activities like drug trade and prostitution or other traumatic activities such as serving as soldiers. We hope that we prevent and deal with such matters, child labor can be reduced or even eliminated from our lives.
Semarang, December 2012