Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Nicaragua

Bananas
Bananas
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Coffee
Coffee
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Gold
Gold
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Gravel (Crushed Stones)
Gravel (Crushed Stones)
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Shellfish
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Stones (Pumice)
Stones (Pumice)
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Tobacco
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Nicaragua
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2020, Nicaragua made minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government established the program Women for Life, Peace, and Wellbeing Plan, with the aim of providing critical attention to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, as well as trafficking in persons. However, children in Nicaragua are subjected to 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.

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