Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Nicaragua

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Gravel (Crushed Stones)
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Nicaragua
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2019, Nicaragua made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government signed 6,129 cooperative agreements with employers to prevent the hiring of minors and released some information related to its labor law enforcement efforts. However, children in Nicaragua 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 agriculture. Laws do not establish a clear compulsory education age, and national policies to eliminate child labor and protect children have not been fully implemented. The government also lacks a specific and consistent mechanism to coordinate efforts to address child labor, and it reallocated resources away from activities geared towards preventing child labor and enforcing related laws.

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