Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Malawi

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Malawi
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2018, Malawi made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government debated an amendment to the Employment Act that would prohibit tenancy farming, and passed the Tobacco Industry Bill of 2018, which requires tobacco growers to report on efforts to eliminate child labor in tobacco farming. It also finalized the National Children's Policy, which will begin implementation in 2019. In addition, government inspectors also facilitated the removal of more than 1,000 victims of child labor and referred them to social services provided by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare. However, children in Malawi continue to engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in the harvesting of tobacco and in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as the result of human trafficking. In addition, gaps continue to exist in labor law enforcement related to child labor, including financial resource allocation.

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