Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Comoros

Comoros
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Comoros made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government passed a new penal code that criminalizes child trafficking, forced labor, and hazardous child labor. It also raised its compulsory education age to 16, in line with international standards. In addition, Comoros reactivated its anti-trafficking task force and developed a new anti-trafficking action plan. However, children in Comoros are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in forced labor in agriculture. Children also perform dangerous tasks in domestic work. Limited resources for the enforcement of child labor laws may impede government efforts to protect children from the worst forms of child labor. Furthermore, labor and criminal investigators lack the resources and funds necessary to enforce laws related to the worst forms of child labor, and Comoros lacks a national action plan to combat child labor. Finally, social programs to combat child labor may be insufficient to adequately address the extent of the problem.

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