Domestic Work/ Servitude

The domestic service industry is a sector largely composed of female and child migrant workers. Trafficked domestic workers may find themselves in exploitative working conditions where their passports are being taken away from them and they are left with very little movement. Threatened with deportation they are being forced to work long hours for little or no payment at all.

Image: Haitian Domestic Work by Alex Proimos, posted on flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Exposing the Hidden Victims of COVID-19
GuidancePublications
01 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing just how fragile the protection and prevention framework on modern slavery is, despite progress in recent years resulting from a new focus, marked particularly by a drive toward national anti-slavery legislation. We draw on assessment...

Recruitment fees and related costs: What migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Myanmar pay to work in Thailand
Publications
01 April 2020

Thailand has a long history of labour migration, initially as a country of origin, and more recently as a destination country. Today, Thailand is host to the largest number of migrant workers of all ASEAN member states, with approximately 2.8...

No Worker Left Behind: Protecting Vulnerable Workers from Exploitation During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Publications
01 April 2020

This briefing builds on the understanding that labour exploitation is part of a spectrum ranging from labour compliance through to labour law violations, culminating at extreme exploitation in the form of forced labour. Research by FLEX and others shows that...

Rapid Assessment on Child Domestic Work in Myanmar
Publications
01 December 2019

The report gives an overview of the situation of children workers in Myanmar in the domestic work sector.

Social Protection, Public Services, and Sustainable Infrastructure for Women Migrant Workers and Trafficked Persons
Publications
01 March 2019

Statement by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day and ahead of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women calls on...

Assessment of the effects of annual drought and floods on child labour (hazardous and non-hazardous) and child welfare in Sri Lanka
Publications
01 December 2018

The study aims at understanding some of the disaster-related issues and location-specific, local dynamics that impact on the communities, village households, householder livelihoods and daily survival difficulties, which directly affects the well-being of their children and increase their vulnerability to...

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