Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Malawi

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Malawi
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2019, Malawi made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government elevated the Tobacco Commission to enforce the Tobacco Industry Bill, which requires tobacco growers to report on efforts to eliminate child labor in tobacco farming, and significantly increased funding of its labor inspectorate. In addition, key coordinating bodies contributed to the development of a Child Labor Mainstreaming Guide, which advises government departments and public sector organizations on integrating child labor prevention and elimination into their activities. However, children in Malawi continue to engage in the worst forms of child labor including in the harvesting of tobacco and commercial sexual exploitation, each sometimes as a result of human trafficking. In addition, gaps continue to exist in labor law enforcement related to child labor, including financial resource allocation, and minimum age protections do not extend to children working in private homes and non-commercial farms.

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