Child labour in the global supply chain
Widespread poverty, low rates of secondary schooling, and lax labour law enforcement are being blamed for the presence of child labour in Myanmar's garment sector, a new report suggests. A map, published this shows child labour risks in global cotton supply chains, in particular.
Despite years of action to eliminate child labour, businesses sourcing cotton from many of the world’s largest producing countries still face significant risk of association with child labour – and a new map highlights where the biggest challenges lie.
Widespread poverty, low rates of secondary schooling, and lax labour law enforcement are being blamed for the presence of child labour in Myanmar's garment sector, with a new report suggesting the risk factors could increase as the manufacturing sector grows.
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