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

Rapid Assessment on Child Domestic Work in Myanmar
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01 December 2019

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

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...

Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Trafficked Persons?
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29 October 2018

International migration has become a ‘mega trend’ of our times, with more than 260 million migrants living outside their country of origin in 2017. Some move in search of better livelihood opportunities, others flee conflict, environmental degradation or natural disasters,...

Rapid assessment of children in child labour in Honiara, Solomon Islands
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01 December 2016

The Rapid Assessment of Children in Child Labour in Honiara, Solomon Islands, was commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in response to concerns raised at the first National Child Labour and Trafficking Forum in Honiara in August 2014. The...

Power, Impunity and Anonymity. Understanding the Forces Driving the Demand for Sexual Exploitation of Children
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01 March 2016

This paper has been produced to support the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child pros tu on, and child pornography in the prepara on of the yearly thematic report planned to focus in 2016, on the demand for...

Hiring, Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery in the Global Economy
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08 October 2017

This report begins by offering key findings from recent Verité research on the intersection of brokers, migrant workers and slavery. This research was performed in a variety of sectors and locales across the globe, including: the migration of adults from...

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