Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Senegal

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Senegal
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2019, Senegal made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The country’s first national human trafficking database, "Systraite," was piloted in five regions, and the Ministry of Supervised Education and Social Protection released a multi-disciplinary action plan to address forced begging. However, children in Senegal engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in forced begging, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also perform dangerous tasks in gold mining. Hazardous work prohibitions do not include domestic work and street work, areas in which child labor is prevalent, and labor and criminal law enforcement agencies lack resources to adequately enforce child labor law. In addition, an overlap of mandated activities among mechanisms to coordinate efforts to address child labor creates confusion and obstructs effective collaboration.

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