Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Senegal

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Senegal
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2018, Senegal made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government launched a second phase of Retrait de la Rue, a program to remove children engaged in forced begging in the Dakar area, with some success. The government also revised a 2005 anti-trafficking in persons law with an aim to widen its use by prosecutors. The government published additional information related to labor law enforcement. 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. Criminal and labor law enforcement agencies lack adequate resources to carry out their work, and an overlap of mandated activities among the coordinating bodies creates confusion and obstructs effective collaboration and enforcement. Furthermore, the types of hazardous work prohibited for children do not include domestic work and street work, areas where there is evidence of child involvement.

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