Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Indonesia

Fish
Fish
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Footwear (Sandals)
Footwear (Sandals)
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Gold
Gold
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Oil (Palm)
Oil (Palm)
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Rubber
Rubber
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Tin
Tin
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Tobacco
Tobacco
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Indonesia
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2018, Indonesia made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government substantially increased its labor inspectorate funding from $2.1 million in 2017 to $10.2 million with specific funds allocated to enforcing child labor regulations. It also conducted 19,792 labor inspections and continued working with the International Organization for Migration to establish a comprehensive integrated Trafficking in Persons database. However, children in Indonesia engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as the result of human trafficking. Children also perform dangerous tasks in plantation agriculture, including in palm oil and tobacco production. The Ministry of Manpower continued to lack the financial resources and personnel necessary to adequately enforce child labor laws throughout the country. In addition, the Domestic Workers Protection Bill, which has been under consideration since 2010, continued to languish in parliament.

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