Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Paraguay

beans
Beans
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Bricks
Bricks
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Cabbages
Cabbages
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Carrots
Carrots
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Cattle
Cattle
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Corn
Corn
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Fish
Fish
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Goats
Goats
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Hogs
Hogs
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Lettuce
Lettuce
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Manioc/Cassava
Manioc/Cassava
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Melons
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Onions
Onions
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Peanuts
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Peppers
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Pornography
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Poultry
Poultry
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Sesame
Sesame
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Sheep
Sheep
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Stones (Limestone)
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Sugarcane
Sugarcane
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Sweet Potato
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Tomatoes
Tomatoes
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Yerba Mate (Stimulant Plant)
Yerba Mate (Stimulant Plant)
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Paraguay
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Paraguay made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.  The Ministry of Labor launched virtual training curricula for inspectors and created a labor complaint hotline. Local Defense Councils for the Rights of Children were also involved in child labor investigations, and in December 2020, the government approved a National Plan to Counter Trafficking in Persons. However, children in Paraguay are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in domestic servitude, sometimes as a result of human trafficking, as well as debt bondage in cattle raising, on dairy farms, and in charcoal factories. Children from rural and indigenous communities also face difficulties accessing and completing their education, including language barriers and inadequate facilities and staff at schools. In addition, limited funding for law enforcement agencies and social programs hampered the government’s ability to fully address the worst forms of child labor, particularly in rural areas. Paraguay's criminal law enforcement agencies also lack resources to sufficiently identify, investigate, and prosecute cases of the worst forms of child labor, especially in remote areas.

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