Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Cambodia

Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic Beverages
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Bricks
Bricks
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Fish
Fish
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Manioc/Cassava
Manioc/Cassava
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Meat
Meat
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Rubber
Rubber
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Salt
Salt
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Shrimp
Shrimp
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Sugarcane
Sugarcane
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Textiles
Textiles
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Timber
Timber
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Tobacco
Tobacco
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Cambodia
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2018, Cambodia made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government issued a Royal Decree authorizing the National Committee on Child Labor, within the Cambodian National Council for Children, to begin operations. In addition, the labor inspectorate revamped its factory inspection questionnaire to align with the ILO Better Factories Cambodia questionnaire. Moreover, the government institutionalized a counter trafficking in persons training curriculum for the Cambodian National Police Academy. However, children in Cambodia engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in forced labor in brickmaking, as well as in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Due to challenges in accessing basic education and the absence of a compulsory education requirement, children are vulnerable to involvement in the worst forms of child labor. Insufficient resources also hamper the labor inspectorate's capacity to enforce child labor laws, especially in rural areas where the majority of child laborers work.

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