Widespread poverty, low rates of secondary schooling and weak labour enforcement are being blamed for the presence of child labour in Myanmar’s clothing sector, with a new report suggesting the risk factors could increase as the country’s manufacturing sector grows.
Published by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the report, Child Labor in Myanmar’s Garment Sector, is based on research funded by the International Development and Research Centre and took place in parallel with BSR’s Myanmar Responsible Sourcing Working Group activities during 2015-2016.
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