Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2016, Venezuela made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government continued to fund and implement social programs to improve conditions for some working children and raise awareness of human trafficking. However, children in Venezuela are engaged in child labor, including in domestic work. Children are also engaged in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. The Government has not published a list of hazardous occupations prohibited for children or information on the enforcement of child labor laws. In addition, information is not available on the effectiveness of the Government's coordinating body on child labor, and the Government does not have sufficient efforts in place to protect children in key sectors where child labor is prevalent.

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