Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Tanzania

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Tanzania
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement – Efforts Made but Continued Practice that Delayed Advancement

In 2020, The United Republic of Tanzania made minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Zanzibar Government increased funding of its labor inspectorate and hired an additional 16 labor inspectors. However, despite new initiatives to address child labor, Tanzania is assessed as having made only minimal advancement because it continued a practice that delays advancement to eliminate 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 are subjected to the worst forms of child Iabor, including in mining, quarrying, and domestic work, each sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also perform dangerous tasks in agriculture. The Mainland Government did not publicly release information on its labor and criminal law enforcement efforts. 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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