‘Major strides’ to reduce child labour in Cambodian clothing factories


While the United Nations says the incidence of child labour has fallen sharply in Cambodia’s clothing factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, according to activists.

Better Factories Cambodia, an International Labour Organization and World Bank initiative, found just 10 cases of child labour, down from 74 in 2014, in its latest survey of almost 500 licensed garment export factories.

However, campaigners said children turned away from factory jobs may be working elsewhere, including homes where garments are produced by subcontractors.

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