Pilot survey 2010: Working children in dry fish industry in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics has conducted the Pilot Survey on Working Children in Dry Fish Industry in Bangladesh 2010 with the technical assistance of ILO-IPEC. To undertake this survey, BBS and ILO-IPEC with other stakeholders jointly identified the Dry Fish Industry located in selected five coastal districts of the Bay of Bengal. The aim of the survey was to investigate the forced labour of children and its measurement on the basis of certain indicators such as unfree recruitment, work imposed, freedom of work, dependency, coercion/ penalty etc. in line with ILO Conventions C 29 and C 105.