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
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2019, Indonesia made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government published the Indonesian Children Profile report, which provides the most recent government source of publicly available child labor data. The government also substantially increased its labor inspectorate funding from $10.2 million in 2018 to $16.7 million in 2019, with specific funds allocated to enforcing child labor regulations. In addition, the Indonesian National Police investigated cases of child trafficking involving 28 child victims. However, children in Indonesia engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a 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 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, and convictions for crimes relating to the worst forms of child labor.  

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