Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Burkina Faso

Cotton
Cotton
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Gold
Gold
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Granite
Granite
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Burkina Faso
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2019, Burkina Faso made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government adopted a National Strategy to End the Worst Forms of Child Labor and a National Strategy for Children Protection. However, children in Burkina Faso engage in the worst forms of child labor, including farming and commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also perform dangerous tasks in cotton harvesting. The Labor Code does not identify the activities in which children may engage in light work. The government also did not release information on its criminal and labor enforcement efforts and lacked resources for the enforcement of child labor laws. 

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