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
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Indonesia made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. During the reporting period, the government removed 9,000 children from child labor through the Family Hope Program and subsequently enrolled them in school. The government also increased its allocation to street and abandoned children from $357,142 (IDR 5 billion) in 2019 to $2.7 million (IDR 38.1 billion), helping approximately 68,438 children. In addition, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government directed financial resources to families in extreme hardship by providing 96.8 million Indonesians who struggle to meet basic needs with the Indonesia Health Card. However, children in Indonesia are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also engage in 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 fully enforce child labor laws throughout the country. In addition, the government did not publish criminal enforcement information on the number of investigations conducted, violations found, prosecutions initiated, convictions, and imposed penalties for crimes relating to the worst forms of child labor.

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