Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Honduras

Coffee
Coffee
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Lobsters
Lobsters
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Melons
Melons
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Honduras
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Honduras made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government began implementing the new Child Labor Inspection Protocol, which established guidelines and procedures for inspectors to follow to ensure that inspections appropriately identify and address child labor violations. It also assisted non-governmental partners in the creation of a virtual training platform designed to train inspectors on the Child Labor Inspection Protocol. Furthermore, government agencies conducted multiple joint operations targeting child labor throughout the country. However, children in Honduras are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. They are also used to carry out illicit activities, including selling and trafficking drugs. Children also engage in child labor in the production of coffee and melons. Labor law enforcement agencies lacked financial and human resources, and the government did not adequately report comprehensive data related to its criminal law enforcement efforts. In addition, social programs that address child labor in agriculture have not addressed the problem nationwide, and the government lacks similar programs to eliminate child labor in other sectors, including fishing, mining, and domestic work.

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