Comprehensive Case Studies of Child Domestic Labour and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Trafﬁcking of human beings is an organised targeted crime in order to lead or drive a human being into exploitative conditions with the aim to make proﬁts (MHA Advisories, 2013). Millions of children and young women are trafﬁcked around the world for forced labour.
Global March Against Child Labour releases its policy paper on ‘Out-of-School Children and Child Labour’. The paper focuses particularly on the ‘hard-to-reach’ children and within them child labourers. The document also explores the major obstacles to attaining universal primary education and the elimination of child labour.
The office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama, through the National Institute of Statistics and Census, has carried out four surveys on child labour in the years 2000, 2008, 2010 and 2012. These surveys have been institutionalised in assistance with the Ministry of Labour and Labour Development. Download in Spanish
Togo, one of the most widespread forms of child labour and what constitutes the greater exploitation of the latter is the domestic work. All regions are affected by the phenomenon and have become the source areas providing children for domestic work. This phenomenon affects the most vulnerable children. Download in French
The Resource Manual is a comprehensive document on the issue of engagement of children in domestic work that is intended to provide support to organisations ranging from trade unions, child rights organisations and others to take action against child labour in domestic work and to protect young domestic workers of legal working age.
“Not Made by Children” is a campaign by Global March Against Child Labour aiming to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour and traﬃcking in the garment sector in India by supporting socio-economically viable and sustainable solutions to improve inspection and monitoring in the garment supply chains, by strengthening the labour inspectorate, providing comprehensive remediation for victims, and promoting decent work for adults, including trade union representation and collective bargaining.
Child labour is rst and foremost a form of abuse against its most immediate and frequent victims, namely children. The repercussions of child labour are damaging to the physical, mental, social, spiritual and moral wellbeing of children. Child labourers are forced to work for long hours in repetitive jobs, all which numbs their creativity, while destroying the level of dignity they should enjoy by the virtue of being human, and more importantly being children.
This study was undertaken to examine the effects of shifting garment manufacturing units on labour dynamics and working environment. The study focused on garment units that have shifted in the last three years in NCR, Bangalore and Ludhiana. In order to understand the changes in labour dynamics factory managers as well as workers were interviewed at these three locations. Also, to have a sound understanding of the situation Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Trade Unions and representatives of the government were interviewed.
Absence of decent working conditions and fundamental rights at work may lead to dissatisfaction in employees in any sector and adversely affect the productivity.
Child labour is an impediment for national development posing a grave threat to the well being of children and perpetuating the vicious circle of poverty and illiteracy. The magnitude of the issue of child labour calls for concerted efforts from all stakeholders for successful alleviation.