child domestic worker in Pakistan

Policy Brief on the Legal Framework for Child Domestic Labour in Pakistan

Child domestic labor is a serious issue in Pakistan, where many children, both girls and boys, especially from low-income families, are forced to work as domestic workers. These children are often at high risk of abuse, exploitation, and neglect. They typically work long hours and are paid little or no wages. They are also denied access to education and healthcare,…

Criminalizing Child Domestic Labour in Pakistan

Human rights, child rights and civil society activists, along with legal experts and representatives of independent human rights institutions, police and government officials on January 4, 2024 underlined the need to finalise the law to criminalise child domestic labour in order to curb this exploitative practice which, they described as…


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