While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia’s garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, activists said on Tuesday.
Better Factories Cambodia – a U.N. International Labor Organization (ILO) and World Bank initiative – found just 10 cases of child labor, down from 74 in 2014, in its latest survey of almost 500 licensed garment export factories.
However, campaigners said that children turned away from factory jobs may be working elsewhere, including homes where garments are produced by subcontractors.
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