Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Nepal

Bricks
Bricks
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Carpets
Carpets
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Embellished Textiles
Embellished Textiles
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Stones
Stones
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Nepal
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2019, Nepal made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government published the Nepal Labor Force Survey Report, with data on child labor and forced labor. In addition, the government introduced a new education policy during the reporting year, providing free and compulsory education to all children. The police also created a new anti-trafficking bureau to assist in child victims' rescue and rehabilitation, as well as coordination with the Department of Labor on cases of hazardous child labor. However, children in Nepal 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 the production of bricks. The Department of Labor’s budget, the number of labor inspectors, and available resources and training are all insufficient for enforcing labor laws, including those related to child labor. Furthermore, children age 17 are excluded from the protections of the country’s hazardous work list, leaving them vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor.

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