Abstract Child labor is regarded as one of the most serious problems of human rights violations in the contemporary world. Millions of children around the world have their rights violated every day and this is of great concern for the international community. This study will mainly focus on worst forms of child labor in a Bangladeshi context, nevertheless also touching upon other aspects of child labor both positive and negative. In doing so I found it important to investigate how a concept such as ‘globalization’ influences three important factors, child labor, education and poverty.
The role of the government is immensely important since they decide the political agenda and possess the power to make important decisions on behalf of the country and consequently, make a direct impact on millions of people locally, nationally and internationally. In terms of education, I would argue that it is not only very important for an individual’s development, it is important for a country’s development. Education and knowledge can make the difference between success and failure, in term of reaching the goals which the country sets and in terms of reaching the EFA goals which they have agreed to follow. Therefore, this study will attempt to show how the cooperation between Bangladesh and the international community is going. Hence, I will look at how the international community is supporting Bangladesh and how Bangladesh is following recommendations from the international community. Moreover, I will look at what Bangladesh is currently doing towards child labor and importantly looking at reasons that may exists for the country not to follow some recommendations. Hence, this study will focus on analyzing the relationship between child labor, education and poverty. If Bangladesh is to successfully achieve meeting these goals depend upon how the country addresses the relationship between the three factors above, and their willingness and/or ability to act accordingly to the challenges they meet and have met.