ILO - child labour in domestic work

New International Labour Organisation (ILO) Report

World Day Against Child Labour was observed on 12th June.  To mark this day the ILO released a new document –Ending Child Labour in Domestic Work.  The report indicated that 10.5 million children are engaged in domestic work.  This does not mean doing normal household tasks in the family home.  

Child labour in domestic work is defined as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.  It refers to work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; interferes with their schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, obliging them to leave school prematurely and/or requiring them to attempt to combine attendance with excessively long and heavy work.”

Click here to obtain a link to the report.

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