Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Peru

Brazil Nuts/Chestnuts
Brazil Nuts/Chestnuts
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Bricks
Bricks
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Coca (Stimulant Plant)
Coca (Stimulant Plant)
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Fireworks
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Fish
Fish
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Gold
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Timber
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Peru
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2018, Peru made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The National Labor Inspection Superintendency opened two new inspection offices and added approximately $14 million to its 2018 budget. Peru's Congress also passed legislation to strengthen the labor inspectorate system by temporarily transferring competencies, functions, and staff from the Regional Governments to the National Labor Inspection Superintendency. In addition, the government renewed the National Plan to Combat Forced Labor and the National Policy Against Trafficking in Persons. However, children in Peru engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in mining and in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Peruvian law allows children ages 12 to 14 to do light work without specifying the activities in which children may work. In addition, labor law enforcement agencies in Peru lack sufficient inspectors and training to adequately combat child labor.

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