Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Angola

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Angola
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Angola made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government approved a consolidation of existing legislation related to child labor, including hazardous labor and child trafficking, which was incorporated into the Penal Code. In addition, the government increased the number of labor inspectors in the country by over 140 inspectors and conducted an intensive campaign to increase birth registration and the issuance of identification cards, resulting in the registration of 1,098,694 Angolans. However, children in Angola are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also perform dangerous tasks in construction. Prohibitions against the commercial sexual exploitation of children do not meet international standards because they do not prohibit the procuring or offering of a child for the production of pornography or the use, procuring, or offering of a child for pornographic performances. Moreover, a coordinating mechanism dedicated solely to addressing issues related to the worst forms of child labor does not exist outside the scope of human trafficking, and social programs do not target all sectors in which children work.

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