Play instead of work?

1) Every child prefers playing to working. So why does ProNATs stand up so vehemently against work prohibitions?

Work bans push working children into illegality and make them without rights.

The movements of working children are not concerned about a "right to a workplace", but with the "right to work" while at the same time refusing to be forced to work.

On the one hand, there is an economic necessity for many children to earn a living; children's movements hold the view that the right to survive cannot be imagined without the right to earn a living. On the other hand, many children see quite positive aspects in and about their work.

Children want to decide for themselves whether, where and how they work. This does not contradict the right to education or the right to play and leisure. In some cases, many children are only able to attend school because of their earnings. Work, education and leisure need not be mutually exclusive, but should all be made possible.

Updated: 14.12.2020