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21 Sep 2015

An Assessment of the Exploitation of Children and Students During the 2011 Cotton Harvest in Tajikistan

Combating human trafficking is a key priority for the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Trafficking in persons primarily involves exploitation, and as such, the use of child labour during the cotton harvest falls within the scope of IOM activities. As an intergovernmental body, IOM in collaboration with the Government of Tajikistan (GoT) has actively adopted effective measures to monitor the use of child labour during the cotton harvest.

Such measures have included assisting the GoT in developing and implementing the National Action Plan on Combating Human Trafficking in the Republic of Tajikistan for 2011–2013 and conducting an annual monitoring and awareness campaign during the 2010 and 2011 cotton harvests.

  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Cotton Monitoring Project
    • 3. Legal Analysis on Legislation pertaining to Child Labour Rights
    • 4.Monitoring results
    • 5. Situational Analysis of Monitoring Results
    • 6. Recommendations
  • List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Glossary
  • Figures, Maps & Tables