Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Bangladesh

Bidis (Hand-Rolled Cigarettes)
Bidis (Hand-Rolled Cigarettes)
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Bricks
Bricks
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Dried Fish
Dried Fish
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Footwear
Footwear
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Furniture (Steel)
Furniture (Steel)
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Garments
Garments
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Glass
Glass
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Leather
Leather
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Matches
Matches
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Poultry
Poultry
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Salt
Salt
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Shrimp
Shrimp
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Soap
Soap
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Textiles
Textiles
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Jute (textiles)
Jute (textiles)
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Bangladesh
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Bangladesh made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government extended implementation of the National Plan of Action on the Elimination of Child Labor from 2021 to 2025. The Ministry of Labor and Employment also drafted an update to the hazardous work list, which if adopted, would add drying fish. In addition, the government constituted and funded seven anti-trafficking in persons tribunals to handle human trafficking cases. However, children in Bangladesh are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including forced child labor in the production of dried fish and bricks. Children also perform dangerous tasks in garment and leather goods supply chains. The Bangladesh Labor Act does not apply to the informal sector, in which most child labor in Bangladesh occurs. Penalties for child labor violations can only be imposed after a lengthy legal process and, when courts do impose them, the fines are too low to deter child labor law violations. Moreover, the government did not publicly release information on its criminal law enforcement efforts related to child labor.

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