Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Kenya

Coffee
Coffee
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Fish
Fish
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Khat/Miraa (Stimulant Plant)
Khat/Miraa (stimulant plant)
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Rice
Rice
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Sand
Sand
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Sisal
Sisal
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Sugarcane
Sugarcane
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Tea
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Tobacco
Tobacco
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Gold
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Kenya
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Kenya made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government took measures to reinvigorate its National Steering Committee on Child Labor, including by creating and convening the inaugural meeting of a Technical Working Committee, reinstituted county-level child labor committees, and increased the number of prosecutions for worst forms of child labor. In addition, the government enacted the National Prevention and Response Plan on Violence Against Children to coordinate multi-sectoral activity to address violence against children, including commercial sexual exploitation and other worst forms of child labor. However, children in Kenya are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in domestic service and commercial sexual exploitation, each sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also engage in child labor in agriculture. Kenya has yet to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. In addition, the government lacks a sufficient number of labor inspectors and financial resources to ensure that child labor laws are enforced.

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