Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Colombia

Bricks (Clay)
Bricks (Clay)
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Coal
Coal
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Coca (Stimulant Plant)
Coca (Stimulant Plant)
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Coffee
Coffee
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Emeralds
Emeralds
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Gold
Gold
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Pornography
Pornography
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Sugarcane
Sugarcane
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Fruits (Pome and Stone)
Fruits (Pome and Stone)
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Grapes
Grapes
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Colombia
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Significant Advancement

In 2019, Colombia made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Ministry of Labor launched a virtual training campus for labor inspectors, including a Fundamental Rights at Work course with modules on child labor, and trained local officials on its Comprehensive Child Labor Information System. In an effort to address the education and health of the increased Venezuelan refugee population, the government passed Law 1997 that granted birthright citizenship to children born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents during the period January 1, 2015 - September 16, 2021. The Ministry of the Interior also collaborated with civil society organizations to evaluate the government's anti-trafficking in persons strategy. In addition, the government expanded the Eyes Everywhere anti-commercial sexual exploitation campaign. However, children in Colombia engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation and illicit activities, each sometimes as a result of human trafficking. In addition, the government does not employ a sufficient number of labor inspectors.

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