Violations of Child Rights in Meghalaya: A Study of Jaintia Hills

  • Elizabeth Kharkongor Assistant Professor Ri Bhoi College Nongpoh, Meghalaya
Keywords: Child, Rights, legal, instruments, Meghalaya.


Children, our future generation deserve to be protected and supported. A healthy society is one where children enjoy every right provided to them. These rights are important for the fullest development of their personalities. Legal instruments at the international as well as national level prevail, but there are reports of serious violation of these rights. The paper tries to focus on the prevalence of child workers in Meghalaya particularly in Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya.

References 1924.htm, ‘Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child’ accessed on 16thNovember, 2017.
http: //, Chapter 12, “ Labour and Employment” accessed on 3rd November, 2013.
http://, “Assessment of Child Labour Situation in The Coal Mines of Jaintia Hills, Education and other Child Rights Issues and Investigation Of Children Home in Shillong” accessed on 3rdNovember, 2013.
Include main workers, marginal workers, workers who are seeking/available for work
Include main workers, marginal workers, workers who are seeking/available for work.
Multiple work involves Domestic work, Construction, Agriculture, Stone quarries, etc.
The Assam Tribune, “Child Labour in Mines a grave Issue”, 13th June, 2013.

Other Sources
1. Census of India, 1991, 2001 and 2011.
2. V.V.Giri National Labour Institute Report on Dynamics of Employment of Children and Socio- Economic. Reality: A study of Children in Hazardous Occupations in East and West Jaintia Hills Districts of Meghalaya.
3. Office of the Labour Commissioner, Shillong.
4. statistical information,