ILO Report: Marking progress against child labour - Global estimates and trends 2000-2012
ILO REPORT- World Report on Child Labour: Economic vulnerability, social protection and the fight against child labour
Trafficking in Persons Report 2013
ILO Report: Accelerating action against child labour
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report 2007
The incidence of Child Domestic Labour is quite significant in Bangladesh as in many other developing countries. Historically more girls are employed in domestic service. Because of its nature and circumstances, CDL is susceptible to becoming a worst form of child labour. Many children in domestic labour are very young, and also the tasks they perform are difficult to monitor or regulate. Once a child is inside an employer’s home, s/he is effectively hidden from view. As a result, employers of children in domestic service have total control over the latter’s lives.
The report carries out a situational analysis of child domestic labour along with cross linking themes of trafficking and associated gender based violence in the country. The situational analysis captures elements like statistics, demographics, push and pull factors for these phenomenon etc. The second part of the report focuses on the national response to these issues in terms of existing policy frameworks, laws etc. and their implementation.