Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Senegal

Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Senegal

2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2016, Senegal made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. In June, the Government launched an initiative to remove tailbés from the street and prosecute marabouts that perpetrate crimes against their students; however, no marabouts were prosecuted during the reporting period. Children in Senegal perform dangerous tasks in gold mining. Children also engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in forced begging, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Criminal and labor law enforcement agencies lack adequate resources to effectively carry out their work, and redundancy among coordinating bodies to combat child labor hinders effective collaboration. Further, types of hazardous work prohibited for children do not include domestic work and street work, areas where there is evidence of harm to children engaged in child labor.

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