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
Melons
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Onions
Onions
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Peanuts
Peanuts
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Peppers
Peppers
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Pornography
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)
Stones (Limestone)
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Sugarcane
Sugarcane
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Sweet Potato
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
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Significant Advancement

In 2018, Paraguay made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. Recently elected President Mario Abdo Benitez and the Paraguayan Congress upgraded the Secretariat of Adolescents and Children to a full ministry-level body, which allows greater access to high-level political decisions and its own budget. The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security also opened a new regional office in Filadelfia (Chaco region), and the Ministry of Women's Affairs conducted training on human trafficking and avoiding victimization for 1,500 individuals in at-risk communities and high-risk industries. In addition, the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate the Exploitation of Children updated its action plan for the 2018–2020 period and the government updated the National Strategy for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor and Protection of Working Adolescents for the 2018–2023 period. However, children in Paraguay are engaged in the worst forms of child labor, including in debt bondage in cattle raising, as well as domestic servitude, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. 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.

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