Resources on child domestic work


  1. Brazil - Child and adolescent domestic work in selected years from 1992 to 1999: A national report (IWFCL, No. 40)

    01 January 2003

    The purpose of the national reports is to provide an in-depth analysis of child domestic workers - a widespread worst form of child labour - at the country level. The report of Brazil made use of data gathered by the National Institute ofGeography and Statistics (IBGE) in selected years of the last decade.


  1. An In-Depth Study for a Time-Bound Program Targeting Child Domestic Workers in the Philippines

    01 December 2002

    This report treats more extensively the issue of child domestic work in the Philippines by focusing on relevant specific issues and responses in the ground. This report is therefore explores strategic set of action relevant for the national time-bound program on the worstforms of child labor. There are two reasons for this.

  2. South Africa - Child domestic workers: A national report (IWFCL, no 39)

    01 December 2002

  3. Ethiopia - Child domestic workers in Addis Ababa: A rapid assessment (IWFCL, no 38)

    01 July 2002

    The objective of this study is to identify, describe and analyze the characteristics of the working and living conditions of child domestic labourers in Addis Ababa, using a rapid assessment method. The rapid assessment methodology implemented includes an in-depth interview, observation of physical conditions, focus group discussions, case studies, role play, and daily activity logs.

  4. Towards a time-bound national action on child domestic workers in the Philippines - Cursorial assessment report

    01 May 2002

    There is a vast army of everyday child domestic workers (CDWs) that provides to many Filipino households cheap services for their comfort and enjoyment. This army is increasingly composed by very young girls, some as young as 8 years old, prone to verbal, physical and sexual abuse. While child domestic work may not always be hazardous, anecdotal evidence show that there are instances when they suffer grievous work conditions adults would not stand for.

  5. Thailand - Child Domestic Workers: A Rapid Assessment (IWFCL, No. 23)

    01 April 2002

    The objectives of this research are to study the situation of the exploitation of child domestic workers and to investigate factors, conditions and implications of such exploitation. In this study the child domestic workers are 115 minors under 18 years of age employed to work in households in Bangkok.

  6. El Salvador - Child domestic workers: A rapid assessment, executive summary (IWFCL, no 29)

    01 February 2002

  7. Study on the Legal Protection of Child Domestic Workers In the Asia-Pacific

    01 January 2002

    The scope of this paper is limited to the available legal framework for the protection of child domestic workers. The focus, therefore, is on the existing labour laws and policies relevant to this sector of working children. However, due to the dearth of available laws directly dealing with them, other special laws were also examined including general provisions of the countries¿ respective Constitutions.

  8. An Overview of Child Domestic Workers in Asia

    01 January 2002

    This report, which contains an overview on child domestic labour in Asia as drawn out of available literature, serves as a background document for the participants of the tripartite Asian meeting on Action to Combat Exploitation of Child Domestic Labour, to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The report is based on field visits to Thailand, Indonesia and Nepal where information was gathered for the country-specific case studies that can be found at the end of the paper.


  1. Child Labour in Kyrgyzstan: An Initial Study

    01 December 2001

    This report aims to identify the main problems concerning child labour, which will hopefully increase public understanding of this problem and make it easier to regulate state and international policies to alleviate the problems associated with it.