Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Peru

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Brazil Nuts/Chestnuts
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Bricks
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Coca (Stimulant Plant)
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Fireworks
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Fish
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Gold
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Timber
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Peru
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Significant Advancement

In 2020, Peru made significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government passed Law 31047, which set the minimum age for domestic work at 18 years. The labor inspectorate also carried out joint inspections with the police to identify children working in dangerous conditions in Lima's garment district. In addition, a regional ordinance was enacted to create provincial and district commissions to fight trafficking in persons, migrant smuggling, and forced labor in the Arequipa Region. The Ministry of Labor granted the Child Labor Free Seal certification to seven socially responsible businesses that produce agricultural export goods. The Street Educators program also assisted over 6,000 children. However, children in Peru are subjected to 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. Also, labor law enforcement agencies in Peru lack sufficient inspectors and training to adequately combat child labor, and the government did not provide complete information on labor or criminal enforcement efforts against the worst forms of child labor.

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