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REPORTS AND STUDIES

Economics Behind Forced Labour Trafficking : Comprehensive Case Studies of Child Domestic Labour and Commercial Sexual Exploitation by Global March Against Child Labour, 2014

The study Economics Behind Forced Labour Trafficking: Comprehensive Case Studies of Child Domestic Labour and Commercial Sexual Exploitation covered 420 cases of CDL and 196 cases of CSE in total (differential levels of details), and was supplemented and strengthened using inputs from NGO activists, law enforced officials, policy advisors, representatives of UN agencies, survivors of trafficking, traffickers and brothel owners.

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Tackling Child Labour and Protecting Young Workers in Domestic Work: A Resource Manual

The resource manual is intended to support all those wishing to take action against child labour in domestic work and to protect young domestic workers of legal working age. It is designed, in particular, to strengthen the capacity of trade unions and workers' groups, community-based organisations and NGOs to advocate for an end to exploitation and abuse of children in domestic work, and to provide good practice guidance on the best ways of directly assisting these children.

The manual has been prepared as part of the Global March Against Child Labour's advocacy campaign for the elimination of child labour in domestic work and the protection of child domestic workers of legal working age.

In addition to providing practical guidance to those planning advocacy and direct assistance with child domestic workers, the manual also offers suggestions to groups on how they can promote change on some of the wider socio-economic issues affecting them.

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Child Domestic Work: Global Estimates 2012 by International Labour Organization, 2013

This fact sheet is an update to the global estimates on child domestic work 2008. It entails the global estimates of child domestic work and child domestic labour for 2012. The estimates are also disaggregated by age group and gender.

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Ending Child Labour in Domestic Work and Protecting Young Workers from Abusive Working Conditions by International Labour Organization, 2013

Within the framework of the two ILO fundamental conventions on child labour and the recently adopted instruments on decent work for domestic workers, this report sets the scene for a better understanding of child labour in domestic work. It outlines why involvement of children in domestic work should be a global concern and presents the basic concepts in this area as well as the required responses. It looks into child domestic work as a social development priority, a human rights concern and a gender equality challenge.

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Child Domestic Workers: Protecting the Most Vulnerable by Human Rights Watch, 2013

The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that at least 15.5 million children under age 18 are working as domestic workers, making up nearly 30 percent of all

domestic workers worldwide.  Although some child domestic workers enjoy fair treatment by their employers, are allowed to go to school, and enjoy good living

conditions, many others are subjected to abuse and exploitation. Child domestic workers frequently work 12 or more hours a day, seven days a week, cooking, cleaning,

washing clothes, and caring for their employer’s children. They often receive little pay, if they are paid at all. This brochure briefly explains the working conditions, abuses and exploitation that children in domestic work face.

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Home Truths: Wellbeing and Vulnerabilities of Child Domestic Workers by Anti-Slavery International, 2013 

Based on interviews with around 3,000 children the report is a study into the psychosocial wellbeing of child domestic workers across six countries in three continents (Peru, Costa Rica, Togo, Tanzania, India and Philippines). This report makes an important contribution to our understanding of child domestic work and provides important indicators for the circumstances that affect these child workers as well as the aspects of their lives that contribute to their wellbeing in a positive way

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Domestic workers across the world: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection by International Labour Organization, 2013

This report sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation. As regards child domestic workers, the report estimates that 15.5 million children are engaged in paid or unpaid domestic work in the home of a third party or employer majority of the child domestic workers (over 70%) are girls.

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Convention 189 & Recommendation 201 at a glance by International Labour Organization, 2011

This brochure presents the provisions of Convention No. 189 on Domestic Workers and the associated Recommendation No. 201. These new standards are a strong recognition of the economic and social value of domestic work and a call for action to address the existing exclusions of domestic workers from labour and social protection. Given that most domestic workers are women, the new standards are an important step to advance gender equality in the world of work and ensure women’s equal rights and protection under the law.

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“They Respect Their Animals More”: Voices of Child Domestic Workers by Anti-Slavery International, 2008

This report is the product of group discussions and individual interviews with more than 400 current and former child domestic workers from urban and rural areas in Benin, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania and Togo, to inform about the situation and needs of child domestic workers in order to better target programmes and policies on the issue. 
 
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Hazardous child domestic work: A briefing sheet by International Labour Organization, 2007

This briefing sheet provides the basic notions, definitions and issues on child domestic labour, including an overview of possible hazards and risks related to it.

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From the Kitchen to the Classroom: Call for Political Commitment and Empowerment to Get Girls out of Child Domestic Labour and into School, by Busakorn Suriyasarn,  2006

This paper presents an overview of the situation of girls who are employed to undertake domestic work outside of their family home, and efforts to date to address the problem of girl child domestic labour (CDL). It then identifies key actions required to prevent violence and discrimination against girl CDLs.

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Child Domestic Labour in South East and East Asia: Emerging Good Practices to Combat it by International Labour Organization, 2006

This report explores the recent situation of child domestic labour in the South-East and East Asia and the actions that are being taken to combat it in the region. The report provides case studies of emerging good practices to combat child domestic labour in Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines.  

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Swept Under the Rug: Abuses against Domestic Workers Around the World by Human Rights Watch, 2006

The report highlights abuses against women and child domestic workers originating from or working in El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Togo, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

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Helping Hands and Shackled Lives? – Understanding Child Domestic Labour and Responses
to it by International Labour Organization, 2004

This report analyses the causes and impacts of child domestic labour, and looks at the actions that are being taken to respond to it. The study is supported by a number of case studies from research in Central and South America, South Asia and South East Asia, and suggests possible future actions to be taken at all levels by governments, labour sector partners and NGOs.

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Behind Closed Doors: Child Domestic Labour by International Labour Organization, 2002

This leaflet contains basic information on the causes and risks related to child domestic labour and on the existing international legal framework and the ILO response to the problem. It also calls for national and international action to eliminate and prevent this phenomenon.

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