A domestic worker is someone who works in her/his employer’s household. This is the first peculiarity of the domestic sector:
According to the new global estimates by ILO and UNICEF, at the start of 2020 , 160 million children or 9.6 % of children worldwide were in child labour. 89.3 million were children aged 5 to 11; 79 million were in hazardous work.
On the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, we should focus on the ‘harm’ to children at work and go beyond the mere ‘elimination of child labour’ discourse. In her thought-provoking piece Yuki Fujita says why.
The protocol complements the Forced Labour Convention of 1930 and requires member states to take effective measures to prevent and eradicate forced labour. So far, 47 countries have ratified it.
Join the Campaign from 12 June to 25 June 2020 and mark June 16th International Day of Domestic Workers ▶️
A perfect answer to THE question which dominated the debate after the screening of Not My Life, the powerful film by Robert Bilheimer on human trafficking and contemporary slavery: “What can I do?”
Our combined talent, expertise, passion and commitment have made the CINE ONU / Time For Equality screening of SOLD a successful awareness-raising event. We have received many positive comments and reactions and it is all because of you – the audience and our contributors: THANK YOU!
Follow up to our event to raise awareness of human trafficking and children’s rights: a photoreportage by Raoul Somers and points for action.
To raise awareness of human trafficking and children’s rights, the United Nations and Time for Equality present the screening of “Sold”, a film by Jeffrey D. Brown, followed by an interactive panel discussion.
Modern slavery is all around us, even though most of us do not even realise it. 21 million women, men and children are trapped in slavery, three out of every 1,000 people worldwide. 4.5 million are victims of sexual exploitation.