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When did childrens rights start?


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August 22, 2014 12:34AM

The Children's' Rights movement began in earnest during the Industrial Revolution. Children were hired in factories and performed grueling tasks for long hours and low pay. Social reformers like Charles Dickens, himself a former child worker, wrote about these conditions in books like "Oliver Twist". Other social reformers like Lord Shaftesbury and Charles Brace, founder of Aid Society were pioneers in reforming the way children were treated.