Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

Child Labor Information by Region

Meaningful Efforts:

  • Strengthened legislation related to children’s rights, including protections for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
  • Established bilateral agreements to coordinate efforts addressing the cross-border movement of unaccompanied children.
  • Developed educational facilities and social programs to reach children living in areas prone to the worst forms of child labor.

Challenges and Existing Gaps:

  • Lack of authority for labor inspectorates to assess penalties.
  • Minimum age protections do not extend to children working in the informal sector.
  • Recruitment of underage children into national armies.
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