Children make up nearly 30 percent of the world’s estimated 50 million to 100 million domestic workers. These children often work long hours for little pay, and are particularly vulnerable to trafficking, forced labour, and physical and sexual abuse.
Ten leading international organisations, including Human Rights Watch, the Global March Against Labour and CRIN have called on governments around the globe to protect child domestic workers and to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s Domestic Workers Convention. Read more.
Read about the background to this campaign in two editorials: