Geneva, 12 June 2013 World Day against Child Labour: A round-table co-organised by Terre des Hommes

15.5 million children are domestic workers, the vast majority of them are girls.

Many of them are isolated, suffer from various forms of abuses and can’€™t attend school. The round-table emphasized on the necessity to make child domestic workers more visible in the society, to enhance knowledge of the phenomenon with adequate data, to identify the social and economical causes of this form of work and to develop solutions to protect child domestic workers from abuses and ensure decent conditions of work (including considerations of age, based on Conventions138 and 182). One of the main legal tools that hs been discussed is the Convention 189 of ILO regarding domestic workers and how it can be a major asset to eliminate this specific form of child labour.

For a more detailed report of the round-table go on : http://destination-unknown.org/say-no-to-child-labour-in-domestic-work/