Resources on child domestic work


  1. Child Domestic Workers in Ho Chi Minh City - Survey Report

    01 March 2006

    In Vietnam, little is known about the working and living conditions, health needs and aspirations of the people, especially children, who are engaged in hired domestic work. In 2000, Save the Children Sweden (SCS) has collaborated with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities ofVietnam National University-Hanoi to undertake a research on child domestic children in Hanoi. The study has unveiled the working life of the children behind the doors of their employers.

  2. ILO-IPEC Interregional Workshop on child domestic labour and trade unions: Report, Geneva, 1 to 3 February, 2006

    01 February 2006

    The objective of the workshop was to examine the role of workers' organizations in the elimination and prevention of child domestic labour, to identify specific strategies which workers¿ organizations would be particularly well-equipped to undertake and to contribute to the elaboration of an ILO-IPEC manual for trade unions on child domestic labour.

  3. Bangladesh Baseline survey on child domestic labour

    01 January 2006

    Child domestic labour is one of the most common forms of child labour. Available studies indicate that like in many other developing countries the incidence of CDL is quite significant in Bangladesh also. Traditionally, more girls are employed in domestic service than in any other forms of work. CDL, due to its nature and circumstances, is susceptible to becoming a worst form of child labour.

  4. Emerging good practices on action to combat child domestic labour in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

    01 January 2006

    This report on emerging good practices focuses on Child Domestic Labour programmes implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. These good practices range from effective community mobilization to effective protection of older children working as domestic labourers.

  5. Child domestic labour in South-East and East Asia: Emerging good practices to combat it

    01 January 2006

    This report explores the recent situation of child domestic labour and the actions that are being taken to combat it in the region.


  1. Child domestic labour campaign in Pakistan: Leaflet

    01 January 2005

    To promote and support adequate and effective strategies and actions for the protection of child domestic workers

  2. Weaving Networks against the exploitation of children and adolescents

    01 January 2005

    Strategy paper of the project "Weaving networks against the exploitation of children and adolescents", initiated by the ILO in order to combat child domestic labour and secual exploitation in Colombia, Chile, Paraguay and Peru.

  3. Rapid assessment of child domestic labour in Malawi

    01 January 2005

    This is a report of the study that was carried out by the Centre for Social Research on behalf of the ILO. The overall objective of the study was to assess the nature and extent of child domestic labour in some selected districts in Malawi and how this impacts on education and educational opportunities for child domestic labourers.

  4. Raising One Voice: A Training Manual for Advocates on the Rights of Child Domestic Workers (CWA/IPEC)

    01 January 2005

    Resource and practical training guide developed to help organisations and advocates to improve their competencies and capacities in advocacy strategies and methods in order to be more effective in their efforts to change the life of domestic workers. Published by Child Workers in Asia (Bangkok, Thailand) with the ILO/IPEC financial and technical support.

  5. Guidelines for the construction of a holistic care model for children and adolescents in domestic labour

    01 January 2005

    Guidelines prepared under the ILO/IPEC Sub-regional Project, Prevention and Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Central America and the Dominican Republic. These guidelines attempt to take into consideration the different stages of specific care: prevention, strategies for detection, withdrawal and protection, the type of care services and also other aspects such as gender, ethnicity, age, etc.