Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Tanzania

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Gold
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Nile Perch (Fish)
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Sisal
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Tanzanite (Gems)
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Tanzania
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement – Efforts Made but Continued Practice that Delayed Advancement

In 2018, The United Republic of Tanzania made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government made efforts by establishing a new national child labor policy and continuing to support the Tanzania Social Action Fund Conditional Cash Transfer Program, planning Phase IV for launch in 2019. However, despite these initiatives to address child labor, Tanzania continued to implement a practice that delayed advancement in eliminating the worst forms of child labor. The Mainland Government explicitly supports the routine expulsion of pregnant students from public schools, making them more vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor. Children in Tanzania engage in the worst forms of child Iabor, including in mining, quarrying, and domestic work. Children also perform dangerous tasks in agriculture. Other gaps remain in the legal framework and enforcement of laws related to child labor, including protections for child engagement in illicit activities and domestic work; the lack of authorization for the labor inspectorate to assess penalties; and the likely insufficient number of labor inspectors for the size of Tanzania’s labor force.

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