In 2016, Angola made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government drafted a new Penal Code that contains prohibitions on the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The Government also deployed 50 officials to increase birth registration in rural municipalities. However, children in Angola engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. The gap between the compulsory education age and minimum age for work leaves children ages 12 and 13 vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor. There are not enough labor inspectors to provide sufficient coverage of the workforce. In addition, social programs do not target all sectors in which children work.
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