Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

South Sudan

Cattle
Cattle
Child Labor Icon
Forced Child Labor Icon
Forced Labor Icon
South Sudan
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

No Advancement – Efforts Made But Complicit in Forced Child Labor

In 2019, South Sudan is receiving an assessment of no advancement. Despite initiatives to address child labor, South Sudan is receiving an assessment of no advancement because it demonstrated a practice of being complicit in the use of forced child labor in more than isolated incidents. State forces continued to recruit children, sometimes forcibly, to fight opposition groups. Otherwise, the government made efforts by signing a UN comprehensive action plan to end grave violations against children, and integrating a unit on child protection issues into the army's 2019 civic education curriculum. Children in South Sudan engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in armed conflict and cattle herding. The government did not hold perpetrators of child labor accountable and has yet to ratify the Palermo Protocol on Trafficking in Persons. In addition, police continued to indiscriminately arrest and imprison children engaged in commercial sexual exploitation rather than treating them as victims. 

Want this report plus over a thousand pages of research in the palm of
your hand? Download ILAB's Sweat & Toil App today!