Published By: Global March Against Child Labour; Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum; supported by the Commonwealth Foundation
Published Year: 2015
Child Domestic Labour (CDL) is one of the most common forms of child labour. Available studies indicate that like in many other developing countries the incidence of CDL is quite significant in Bangladesh. Traditionally, more girls are employed in domestic service than in any other forms of work. CDL, due to its nature and circumstances, is susceptible to becoming a worst form of child labour. Not only are many children in domestic labour very young, but also the tasks they perform are difficult to monitor or regulate. Once a child is inside an employer’s home, s/he is effectively hidden from view and as a result, employers of children in domestic service have total control over the latter’s lives. This is a high-risk situation for the child who is working as a domestic labour and becomes more vulnerable to violence and abuse of many different kinds that can take place behind closed doors, unnoticed by the outside world.
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